Road to the 2022 political alliances could have taken a new shape after Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and his Makueni counterpart Kivutha Kibwana on Sunday, joined ODM party leader Raila Odinga in Kibra to campaign for Imran Okoth.
In a photo shared online, the two governors are seen sharing light moments with Raila Odinga ahead of the campaign rally in Kibra which will be held at Woodley grounds on Sunday afternoon.
Waiguru, who has openly declared her support for Raila Odinga’s presidential bid in 2022, recently lashed out at some of the Mt. Kenya leaders for rejecting the BBI report even before it was released.
Waiguru’s presence at Kibra campaigns is yet another strong indication of an alliance in the offing that could spearhead Raila’s 2022 presidential bid.
The presence of Makueni Governor Prof Kivutha Kibwana, who has been at the crossroads with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka also indicated that a political alliance was cooking ahead of 2022.
Mr. Odinga, who is rooting for the election of Imran Okoth, has pitched camps in the constituency for the last three days, meeting a host of communities.
On Saturday, Raila hosted Kitui Governor Charity NNgilu and his Machakos counterpart Alfred Mutua in campaigning for Imran Okoth.
The two governors rallied the Kamba community residing in Kibra to vote for Okoth in Thursday’s by-election saying their endorsement was in line with the spirit of the handshake.
“At the end of the day, the people of Kibera deserve the best. From where we stand as a party, we are confident that Imran represents the aspirations of his people and will carry the legacy of the Late MP, Ken Okoth to improve the lives of the people of Kibra,” stated the Machakos Governor.
The two governors appeared to have taken advantage of Kalonzo Musyoka’s absence in the campaigns as the Kibra by-election appears to catalyzed the divorce of NASA affiliate Parties.
The Kamba leaders’ support could not only tilt the Kibra by-election in favour of ODM but also shape the politics of the Ukambani region in 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto alleged that the current re-groupings clearly showed that ODM was getting jittery and had sensed defeat in the upcoming by-election.
Ruto laughed off at Odinga’s campaigns, arguing that his bedroom was under siege and that he was doing everything he could to salvage the situation which he said was getting out of his control.
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