Governor abandons 2022 presidential ambition to support Raila

Is Raila in the 2022 presidency race?

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has dropped his 2022 presidential ambition in favour of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

The second-term governor further stated that he would be comfortable to take on a less powerful position.

Governor Oparanya further asked the special AU envoy to organize for a "seat up there" for him when his term is over.

"I’m now leaving politics of the county to others after my term. I want to focus on national politics and urge you (Raila) to get any seat up there for me," the council of governors chair stated.

2022 politics

The declaration comes just days after Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua officially launched his presidential bid.

Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana also confirmed that he would be vying for the top seat after months of denying the same.

Deputy President William Ruto has also reiterated that he will be vying for the presidency in 2022.

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