NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua has revealed that she is focused on the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat amid speculations of being a possible running mate in the 2022 General Election. While addressing a political gathering in Kerugoya, Kirinyaga County on Saturday, October 24, Karua further dispelled the speculations, stating that she had not received any offers for the running mate position. The former Kirinyanga gubernatorial candidate explained that she would be on the losing end if she waited to be offered
For the first time in a hyped by-election within Lower Eastern Region, Wiper Democratic Movement was defeated by an independent candidate Timothy Maneno and Deouty President William Ruto's UDA Party aspirant Daniel Musau. Despite Kalonzo's candidate Eisho Mwaiwa in the Nguu/Masumba Ward by-election, Makueni County getting a boost from the OKA principals during a campaign tour that took place on Monday, he emerged distant third.
Deputy President William Ruto has of today taken his hustler narrative campaigns to Makueni County. The DP who is currently the flag bearer of United Democratic Alliance UDA, made in-roads in Makueni County early Monday morning. The DP was accompanied by various leaders from Makueni as well as other parts of the country.
Presidential seat has attracted new political contenders. The new political contenders includes national assembly speaker Justin Muturi, businessman Jimmy Wanjingi, former UNCTAD secretary general Mukhisa Kituyi and Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana. Today the national assembly speaker took his presidential campaigns in Nyanza region. The experienced public servant was warmly welcomed in Siaya county.
After the demise of his excellence Hon John Nyagarama, Hon Amos Nyaribo took charge as the Governor of Nyamira County to complete the term till the 2022 General elections. Current Nyamira County Governor, Hon Amos Nyaribo (Photo Courtesy: Twitter) The 2022 General elections Gubernatorial race for Nyamira County is expected to be tough as more aspirants have shown their ambition to vie for the top seat.
DP William Ruto addressing at Makueni County (Photo Courtesy: Twitter) After addressing the residents of Gachie in Kiambu County, Deputy President William Ruto flew to Kibwezi, Makueni County where he is expected to continue with his empowerment campaigns. The DP was received by a handful of his supporters for his tour in region where he made two important developmental pledges.
Former Uasin Gishu gubernatorial aspirant Zedekiah Bundotich alias Buzeki now says he has no problem with the deputy president William Ruto's presidential bid. Speaking to the press Buzeki said Ruto is his friend and they have no personal differences as it is purported by many "I don't have any problem ahead of Dr William Ruto's 2022 Presidential bid ,i am not contesting for presidency for to start fighting and halting his quest on the race , he is a fellow kalenjin and most preferred candidate in Kenya and we must support him in his bkd," said the Uasin Gishu formet gubernatorial aspirant.
Gubernatorial seats have attracted influential politicians and renonwed businessmen in different counties. The seat has a lot of privileges and political power. Kitui gubernatorial seat has attracted two powerful candidates. The incumbent governor Charity Ngilu is facing stiff competition from UDA preferred candidate Jonathan Mueke. The two leaders have been popularizing their different gubernatorial bids in the county.
Approximately 10 months into 2022 General Elections, there have been rumours of big political figures defecting their political parties, though there haven't been any proven news confirming the same. The most recent one has been revolving around Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, whom many Kenyans have noticed, no longer walks with the Deputy President William Ruto like he used to.
Ukambani is the Eastern Region of Kenya. It constitutes Makueni County, Kitui County and Machakos County. They also form the second largest ethnic group in 8 counties including Nairobi and Mombasa counties. Sources vary on whether Kambas are the third-, fourth- or fifth-largest ethnic group in Kenya.
For days, Kirinyaga Woman Representative Purity Ngirici had been associated with a move from DP William Ruto's UDA Party back to President Uhuru Kenyatta's Kieleweke faction of Jubilee party. This was after the MP suggestively attacked leaders allied to UDA party led by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa after the two were spotted together with Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru, who is warming up for a return to Ruto's UDA party.
Martha Karua, the party leader of Narc-Kenya, former UNCTAD secretary-general Mukhisa Kituyi, Makueni governor profesor Kivutha Kibwana, and National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi are reportedly working on a political pact ahead of 2022. Martha Karua has today, Saturday 23, hosted the three leaders who have declared interest in succeeding president Uhuru Kenyatta, the leaders have reportedly meet to discuss on how they can form a coalition to face off with deputy president William Ruto and former prime minister Raila Odinga who are perceived as the frontrunners in the race to succeed president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kirinyanga gubernatorial seat has attracted several influential leaders from the county. The aspirants are keen on defeating the incumbent Kirinyanga governor Anne Waiguru who is serving her first term in office. The aspirants are led by Kirinyanga women representative Purity Ngirici. Kirinyanga governor Anne Waiguru has been using his development projects to popularize her gubernatorial bid.
2022 Gubernatorial race could be toughest ever witnessed by Kenyan voters and politicians since 2012. Recent statistics indicated that at least 23 women from various counties have shown their interest to head various county executives. The number of men on the other end are countless. Even before elections, the first main battle ground would be party preliminaries.
Makueni gubernatorial seat is attracting new candidates day after day. The leaders are keen on succeeding the incumbent governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana who is serving his last term. Two renonwed leaders from the region have publicly announced their gubernatorial bids. Today former KMTC chairman Philip Kaloki joined the race and publicly declared his gubernatorial bid.
Kivutha Kibwana is the incumbent Governor for Makueni County. Hon. Kivutha Kibwana is serving his last term in office as the governor of Makueni County in Eastern Region of Kenya. He was first elected during the 2013 general elections and re-elected again during the 2017 general elections.
Machakos Governor, Dr. Alfred Mutua, has warned that the people of Ukambani shall forever be impoverished if they remain under the leadership of Kalonzo Musyoka. In a daring attack against the former vice president, Governor Mutua stated that Kalonzo had, in a deliberate move, made the Ukambani people very poor during his 36-year reign as the region’s Kingpin.
Former Uasin Gishu gubernatorial aspirant Zedekiah Bundotich alias Buzeki now says he will be elected governor come 2022. Speaking to the press in Huruma grounds Buzeki said he almost won the 2017 gubernatorial seat despite being an underdog. “ If Governor Mandago is going home and I made him run for his money what of this time when he will not be on the race, I am the best candidate for the seat since I know what the residents are going through,” said the Uasin Gishu gubernatorial aspirant.
After Kenya adopted the new constitution in 2010, it was a historical moment that would pave way for change specifically through separation of powers, protection of the minority groups, and devolution. The devolution breakthrough was thought to be a catalyst for equality and an engine to propel Kenya’s economy.
Leaders across the country are busy popularizing their respective political bids. The leaders have been hosting various delegations and addressing mega rallies in different parts of the country. Kitui UDA gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Mueke has intensified his grassroot campaigns ahead of 2022 polls. The former Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke is keen on defeating the incumbent Kitui governor Charity Ngilu.