Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua will not be eligible to contest for another term as per the current constitution. 

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The retirement of Mutua paves the way for Wiper to reclaim the seat.

Former Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka who has expressed interest in the nation’s top seat has several options as far as the succession of Mutua is concerned.

Former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti remains the favourite candidate in the race to take over the county's top leadership. She is poised to give any candidate a run for his/her money.  

Ndeti who unsuccessfully vied for the seat in 2017 has been loyal to Kalonzo since she decided to ditch Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU) before the last general elections. 

As a leader who has won Kalonzo's trust, she has all it takes to have the Wiper party leader’s support for the seat

Before Mutua secured a win at the Supreme Court, Ndeti was seen as his most significant threat. Once Mutua leaves office, the former MP will sail through the contest with ease. 

During her time as Kathiani MP, Wavinya Ndeti had an exemplary performance record. It makes her stand a better chance of getting Kalonzo's support as people love her.

Take it or leave it, Ndeti will carry the day. 

Although other candidates are likely to give her a hard time, her relationship with Kalonzo and excellent work will give her an upper hand in the contest.