Time is moving fast. The race to Statehouse in 2022 is underway and candidates are keen to realize their dreams. With the recent developments, it is very difficult to win the top seat without strong political allies. Presidential hopefuls know it and are working on strong coalitions. In the last election, the multibillion investments by Jubilee party saw them cling the victory. The National Super Alliance, other coalitions and parties want to emulate it. Check out who might take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta come 2022.
1. William Ruto
The current Deputy President is one of the top contenders for the job. He has served in that office since 2013 and once in a while the President did leave the nation under his stewardship while away. He is working on a strong political umbrella to take him to Statehouse. Since their victory in last year general elections, he has intensified his popularity campaigns. Ruto has been to all corners of this nation and hosted many politicians at his Karen office. He is relentless, determined and optimistic of winning the Presidency in 2022.
2. Gideon Moi
He is the Baringo county senator and KANU chairman. A son to Kenya’s second and longest serving President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi. He is a calm, soft spoken and focused politician. Though he hails from a top political family, he has shown little effort towards the 2022 presidency. His 2022 presidential ambitions are usually vocalized by his close allies. All signs point to him vying for the top seat in 2022, we are waiting to see his actual game plan.
3. Kalonzo Musyoka
He is the Wiper party leader, NASA principal and former vice president. Kalonzo did take a shot at the presidency before and 2022 might just be his comeback. In 2013 and 2017 he had to forego his presidential ambitions in favor of Raila Odinga with him being the running mate. The party and himself are restless and feel 2022 is their moment. He is on the run to establish a political capital that will see him achieve his dreams of leading Kenya.
4. Musalia Mudavadi
Served as the seventh Vice President of Kenya in 2002 and as Deputy Prime Minister from 2008- 2012 May when he resigned officially to join the presidential race. He contested in 2013 for the presidency and lost. In 2017, he did not participate in the presidential race but rather supported his alliance co-principal Raila Odinga. The Amani National Congress party leader is a peaceful, focused and reasonable politician.
5. Raila Odinga
The idea that Raila Amollo Agwambo Odinga will not participate in 2022 presidential race does not sound right. When Senator James Orengo declared he will, he came out to deny it but we cannot buy it. Something fishy is cooking in relation to 2022 succession politics. After a series of national reconciliations, the path to statehouse is very clear for Raila Odinga. He has come to be loved by many and thus making alliances for 2022 will be very easy. Am sure his diehard supporters are dying to hear his big announcement.