Former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama is one of the powerful politicians from Ukambani. He is a man many have thrown their trust on and believe that he can drive them miles in coming elections.

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His recent silence in politics has raised more concerns to his followers as many are asking on his whereabouts and his stand on next years general election. 

Muthama who was a strong supporter of the ODM party leader Raila Odinga was among the leaders in opposition who used to criticize Jubilee administration. 

Many believe that he is the right man to take over from Governor Alfred Mutua in 2022 as he has a huge number of supporters in the county. 

In last year's general election, he surprised many in the county after declining to defend his senatorial seat.

Before joining politics, Muthama was a businessman who had an interest in the precious stones industry. He owns the Muthama Gemstones Ltd. Accessed. He is also a farmer who has invested more in agriculture. 

Is he focusing his energy on his businesses and farming? Is he shifting is mind from politics or it is a strategy ahead of 2022?