It is now less than 6 months or so to the August 9, 2022, poll elections and the political temperature in the country keeps getting hotter.
Deputy President William Ruto still leads the popularity polls across the country with his close competition; the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, gaining traction quickly especially after President Uhuru ostensibly seems to be backing the Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) leader.
However, the two popular presidential candidates; Ruto and Raila, seem to be facing a hurdle in choosing their running mate. There are several factors which are in play and seem to be affecting their decisions to choose one but, the key one is the Mt. Kenya region votes or situation.
Ruto who seems to be setting the pace for the race is expected to name his running mate next month. Political pundits have described it as a delaying tactic the DP is using hoping to sway Chama Cha Kazi Party leader Moses Kuria to his side.
A new poll has revealed ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi is the most preferred running mate for Deputy President William Ruto while in Raila’s team, Kenneth led the pack with a popularity rating of 41 per cent with Kalonzo coming in second with 18 per cent.
Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru and Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua have emerged as leading women candidates for presidential running mate posts.
Who do you think the two leading presidential candidates will pick as their running mates?
Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Kenneth Best Raila Running Mate, Musalia Top for Ruto —Tifa poll
A new poll has revealed ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi is the most preferred running mate for Deputy President William Ruto.
The poll released on Thursday by Trends for Insights Africa also showed that former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth is the ODM boss’s best running mate nationally.
Musalia, who joined Ruto’s camp in mid-January, polled 27 per cent of the 1,541 respondents interviewed by Tifa.
Twist as Alleged Ruto Man Caught With 238 Million Speaks Revealing Who Owns The Cash
According to sources, the middle-aged man now identified as Paul Kemboi has links to Dp Ruto’s UDA party and will be vying for the Chesumei constituency seat in Nandi County.
Reports indicate that before he was nabbed, Kemboi travelled to three different countries in a single day.
It has emerged that on the 15th he first took a flight to Somalia, Uganda and later Bujumbura.
More interesting details have revealed that the said cash was to be wired to Rwanda from Dubai when Kagame’s government got wind of the incident, they immediately alerted the president who immediately visited Kenya and had talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Several Students Escape Death After Bandits Attack Their School Bus
Bandits in Elegeyo-Marakwet County have been on a killing spree where they do not seem to be sparing anyone in the wake of all the animals that they have managed to steal from the locals.
They’re now turning their frustrations on defenseless students who can’t protect themselves and attacking them with no provocation whatsoever.
According to the latest reports from Elegeyo-Marakwet County, several students have been seriously injured after the vehicles they were in were attacked by the bandits at a place known as Chusuman near Arror.