Strong governor likely to become 2022 President
Kenya is officially in a campaign mood ahead of 2017. Every politician, political party and coalition is making frantic efforts to get to power. The IEBC is also restructuring, following calls for electoral reforms by the opposition. The judiciary hasn’t been left behind. With the appointment of Chief Justice David Maraga, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and judge Isaac Lenaola, the Supreme Court is ready for any presidential election petitions. The police recruited and is now preparing to graduate some of the recruits to secure the country during the polls. But there is a group we can’t ignore: The Council of Governors. A number of governors have declared interest in running for President in 2022. The biggest reason I think a current governor may become President or Deputy President lies here. Looking at all those mentioned, they are political big wigs and have substantial following in their backyards.
SAM WETUNGU Kakamega county