Former Kiambu governor William Kabogo has suggested that the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga and the deputy president Dr William Ruto should retire from politics after 2022.

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Speaking on Sunday night on Anne Kiguta's 'Punchline' programme, Mr Kabogo held the view that Kenyans should allow the former prime minister to retire due to his old age.

He contended that the 2 leaders exiting the political space would go a long way in helping building a new Kenya.

"Why don't we allow Raila as an old man to go home. He can become a statesman. Even Ruto should ideally go home. We should mold a new Kenya, " the former governor said.

The deputy president Dr William Ruto is widely expected to view for the top seat in 2022, having said he will run.

Raila Odinga has not come out clearly on whether he will throw his hat into the ring, having lost previous successive attempts.

Mr Odinga lost to Kibaki in the 2007 elections and to Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2013 and 2017 elections.

Given his failure to capture the presidency, a section of the political class has suggested that he backs another candidate and retires from politics altogether.

There are also those who have raised the age question, saying that Mr Odinga is too old and should have the way for young politicians.

Some see the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) as an attempt to secure his political interests ahead of 2022.