Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua is among top politicians who are seeking to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in the forthcoming 2022 general elections.
The Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) governor argues that he has what it takes to take over the country’s leadership from President Uhuru Kenyatta who is serving his final term in office.
Mutua says that time has come for Kenyans to elect young leaders who will spearhead the country’s development agenda.
The Machakos Governor has ruled out stepping down from the presidential race in support of anyone another candidate.
As Mutua works on his 2022 presidential manifesto, here are three politicians who he is likely to pick as his presidential running mate:
1. Mike Sonko
The Nairobi Governor is serving his first term in office and has been quoted saying that it is not a must for him to seek re-election in 2022 election.
Sonko controls Nairobi County politics in terms of the numbers and could be a good pick for Governor Mutua as a presidential running mate in 2022.
Mutua is likely to be assured of the presidency in 2022 if he works with Sonko and takes advantage of his resource mobilization and popularity.
2. Dr William Ruto
In politics, they say anything is possible and Governor Mutua can easily work with Deputy President William Ruto in the 2022 elections.
Two weeks ago Mutua spoke on Jeff Koinange Live on Citizen TV and hinted on working with DP Ruto.
The Machakos Governor can be assured of the presidency in 2022 if he pens a deal with DP Ruto.
3. Gideon Moi
The Baringo Senator and KANU Chairman enjoy a cordial political relationship with Governor Mutua.
Mutua can consider Moi as his presidential running mate in 2022.
The Baringo Senator is, however, said to be eyeing the presidential election in 2022.
Whoever Governor Mutua picks as a presidential running mate in 2022 will decide on whether he will have a chance to ascend to the top.
For now, it is a matter of wait-and-see on who the vocal Machakos Governor will settle on as a running mate in 2022.