Good morning fellow Kenyans,
We have at least one and half years before the highly anticipated 2022 elections but already politicians and political parties have hit the ground running with early campaigns.
Among the top two contenders, Deputy President William Ruto seemingly has a head start over the rest after he started popularising his bid for the presidency almost immediately following the 2017 elections.
But, there is a renewed sense of urgency for Ruto’s key nemesis, ODM’s supremo Raila Odinga and his party to put their house in order ahead of the General Election amid fears their opponents have kicked off their grand march to State House.
The Chungwa party has now begun the process of identifying its flag bearer after announcing that those interested in seeking the presidency to make their bids as well as part with KSh 1 million non-refundable fees.
The advert comes just a few days after Raila initiated an elaborate plan to rejuvenate his run for State House as the party confirmed for the first time he’ll be on the ballot in 2022.
Whether the party is trying to eliminate non-serious candidates with the application fee, isn’t it obvious whom they will likely pick as their candidate?
Do you think the party is hoodwinking Kenyans when they already know that Raila will be the flag bearer? Could this be one way of extorting Kenyans to raise funds to sustain the party?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Mighty Salim’s Post Urging Those Who Never Helped Him Not to Attend His Burial
It was a sad evening for Kenyans and mostly lovers of Mugithi music after the untimely demise of a popular benga musician.
Timothy Njuguna alias Mighty Salim passed on last evening as he was receiving treatment in one of the local hospitals. Taking to social media, his close friends, colleagues and family members expressed their shock after learning of his death.
Stop Embarrassing Uhuru in Political Rallies, Ruto Tells Raila
Deputy President William Ruto has now turned the heat on ODM leader Raila Odinga, telling him to face President Uhuru Kenyatta if he has problems with Jubilee government’s performance.
Ruto told the former Prime Minister to stop embarrassing and despising the Head of State with his constant attacks on the government performance in political gatherings.
Oparanya, Joho to Battle with Raila for ODM Presidential Ticket
ODM leader Raila Odinga could face Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and his Mombasa counterpart Hassan Joho in the battle for the party’s 2022 presidential ticket.
On Sunday, National Elections Board chair Catherine Mumma placed an advert asking interested candidates to pay Sh1 million non-refundable fee to participate in the nominations.
DP Ruto on Sunday claimed President Uhuru Kenyatta is the real target of the attacks on the government’s performance by ODM leader Raila. Do you think Raila is now trying to sabotage Uhuru’s record ahead of next year’s elections?