A political alliance between Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is in the offing, city lawyer Steve Ogolla has said.
This is after the two political bigwigs threw their weight behind Imran Okoth who emerged the winner of Kibra parliamentary by-election held on Thursday.
Waiguru, who is a member of President Uhuru Kenyatta-led Jubilee Party, supported Okoth who vied on ODM party ticket.
The ruling outfit fielded former Harambee Stars international McDonald Mariga who emerged second in the mini-poll which attracted 24 contestants.
Ogolla opined that it was clear Raila and Waiguru would be on the side during the 2022 general election, having ensured Okoth, who was being referred as the 'handshake candidate', registered a resounding win.
"RAILA-WAIGURU alliance is now hidden in plain sight. Even the exceptionally lazy, wouldn't struggle to see this. Waiguru is Jubilee, and Jubilee is Uhuru, and Uhuru is the Handshake, and the Handshake is 2022. In short, Raila is ridding into the future like a Boss," the lawyer tweeted on Friday.
In her congratulatory message, the Governor said the next assignment after Okoth's victory was to ensure the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report is passed by Kenyans.
"Congratulations to Kibra MP Elect Imran Okoth and Kibra people for voting in a true son of Kibra. Thank you for honouring the handshake. Walikucheka lakini kwa ground vitu ni different. Long live the Handshake; forward, onward to BBI," Waiguru tweeted.
The county boss, who recently claimed a number of prominent politicians have asked her to be their running mate in 2022, has been asking Mt Kenya residents to rally behind Raila following his March 9, 2018 handshake with President Kenyatta.