Alego Usonga Member of Parliament Samuel Atandi now says that Kenyans are approaching tough political times ahead, after President Uhuru Kenyatta's 2022 retirement.

Speaking on Monday, the  Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) lawmaker said that Kenyans might be left with no accountable leader to lead them going forward.

He said that for this reason, opposition leaders will force former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to vie for the presidency, terming him the only remaining trustworthy leader.

In the event that he refuses, added the MP, then they will have no other option but to force him, noting that he is the only remaining hope as compared to the other hopefuls.

"Tutainsist Raila apiganie urais na akikataa we will force him (We will insist that he vies, and will have to force him if he refuses). There is no one else who can take over," he said.

The MP was speaking on Radio Maisha's Bunge La Maisha show on Monday morning, where he rubbished the likes of Gatundu South lawmaker Moses Kuria's bids.

Asked about Deputy President William Ruto who is also in the race, Atandi said that Kenyans should not be expected to vote for persons with questionable characters.

"We cannot expect Kenyans to elect persons with criminal records to the presidency," he added.

Others expected to take a shot at the top slot include Amani National Congress (ANC) boss Musalia Mudavadi and Machakos County chief Alfred Mutua.