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Raila Odinga’s Running Mate? Truth Revealed

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As the race to statehouse is getting tighter, presidential candidates are working around the clock to find running mate candidates who will help them get votes across the country.

The deputy president Dr William Ruto and the former prime minister Raila Odinga are Keen to find deputies from Mount Kenya region due to the huge potential of votes.

Jubilee deputy secretary general Joshua Kutuny regretted that some leaders who had been given the opportunity of assisting Mr Odinga to get Mt Kenya votes had failed, casting doubts on their political muscles to deputise the former Prime Minister.

He said President Kenyatta was paying keen attention on the activities of Mr Kenneth, CS Munya, Mr Muriithi and Ms Karua to see if they could mount strong campaigns to neutralise his deputy’s influence.

“The position of deputy president had been zeroed down to Munya, Karua, Kenneth and Muriithi, but it now appears that these people are not living up to the expectations of the President and the people.

Mr Kenneth was given an opportunity during the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to be very close to Raila but he has not proven that he has the muscle and political spine to mobilise locals,” he said.

“Mr Muriithi was appointed the chairman of Raila’s campaign board. Every body was optimistic but he hasn’t taken off. If anything, he is still struggling in his backyard. No new programmes, no changes. Ms Karua dropped along the way. Mr Munya became non-committal.”

But Mr Muriithi said that he was supporting Mr Odinga without any condition, arguing that he was ap pointed as chairperson of the campaign board because of his bold and brave.

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