Presidential candidates and governors have until Monday, May 16, 2022, to declare their deputies. Temperatures are high because the running mates will determine victory in the fast approaching August General Elections in Kenya.
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The dilemma surrounding suitable choices in various parties is already causing political tension among supporters.
Deputy Presidents for 2022 General Elections in Kenya
Kenya Kwanza and Azimio La Umoja coalitions are particularly on the spot owing to their exceeding influence in the country.
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Luckily, the ongoing war on suitable candidates for Raila Odinga and DP William Ruto is nearly over.
ODM Leader Raila Odinga deputy president
Enlisted are 10 of those who interviewed for the position;
- Kalonzo Musyoka – Wiper leader
- Martha Karua – NARC-Kenya leader
- Charity Ngilu – NARC leader
- Sabina Chege – Muranga Women Rep
- Peter Kenneth – Former Gatanga MP
- Peter Munya – CS Agriculture
- Wycliffe Oparanya – Kamamega governor
- Hassan Joho – Mombasa governor
- Lee Kinyanjui – Nakuru governor
- Stephen Kipkiyeny Tarus – National Liberal Party
On his side, KANU Chairman Gideon Moi dropped his candidature in favour of Kalonzo Musyoka.
In the final shortlist are Kalonzo Musyoka, Martha Karua, and Peter Kenneth.
“I wish to invite all Nairobians in a major rally on 15th May 2022 on Sunday that will be held at famous Kamukunji Grounds our beloved the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya Raila Odinga will be the main speaker,”ODM) Chairman, George Aladwa.
Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance deputy selection panel of 7 chaired by Noah Wekesa said Raila will announce his running mate on Sunday.
On the other hand, UDA Party leader William Ruto is set to choose between Kithure Kindiki and Rigathi Gachagua for the position of running mate.
Meanwhile, Wa Iria has picked Alfyo Onyambu from Kisii County as his running mate.
2022 General Elections in Kenya are becoming hotter with the IEBC deadline for deputies set Monday.