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Analyst: This is the person who will be president in 2022

Curtis Otieno
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Deputy President William Ruto (R) and opposition boss Raila Odinga during a past function. They are likely to face off in the 2022 presidential elections. [Source/Raila/ Twitter]

Political analyst and lawyer Brian Weke has cautioned the political elite to prepare for unprecedented changes in the much awaited 2022 elections.

Speaking on Saturday, Weke said that Kenyans are very unlike to once again vote on tribal and ethnic bases as has been the case since independence.

He added that most are yet to experience any changes despite having their tribesmen in top government slots, especially the presidency and will be looking for leadership qualities in 2022.

Consequently, he said, only leaders of integrity and with great leadership skills will come to power especially in the presidential seat which some are already eyeing.

"Wakenya wanataka uongozi mpya maana wegundua makabila na haya mambo mengine yahawafai. Yule atakayekuwa rais 2022 atakuwa mtu mwenye uongozi mwema na mwenye integrity.

(Only a person with leadership skills and integrity will be able to ascend to the top seat. Kenyans need a new leadership far from what they have been opting for)," he said.

He was speaking on Radio Jambo's Mazungumzo Waziwazi show.

He also rubbished claims that the President will be a product of the ongoing political realignment, including the truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition boss Raila Odinga and the pacts and alliances expected to follow.

"Rais hatatoka mwenye handshake ama miungano ya kisiasa, wakenya watachagua mtu anayewafaa.

(Kenyans will make their own pick without being influenced by the political elite)," he added.

Leaders who have already hinted at vying for the presidency include Deputy President William Ruto, Amani National Congress (ANC) boss Musalia Mudavadi.

The others are Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.

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