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Friday, January 28, 2022 – Even as the race for the running mate position gathers momentum ahead of the August polls, it has emerged that the Mt. Kenya region, which is likely to produce the running mate for both ODM Leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto, is engaged in infighting about who should not be picked as the running mate.

This was revealed by activist Boniface Mwangi, who claimed that Mt. Kenya billionaires have ruled out NARC Kenya Leader Martha Karua as Raila’s running mate.

Mwangi, who is a close friend of Martha Karua, has revealed that a new storm is brewing in the handshake team over who should be Raila Odinga’s running mate.

Mwangi revealed that while Raila is considering the NARC Kenya Leader to be his running mate, President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Mt Kenya tycoons don’t want her.

“Raila Odinga strongly favors Martha Karua to be his running mate but President Uhuru and the Kikuyu elite are afraid of her,” he said.

Mwangi, in a series of Tweets, claimed that it will be so easy for Karua, who has expressed her interest in Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat to succeed Raila and ascend to power after Raila’s five years, a move that will make the Mt Kenya tycoons hard to milk the country dry.

“They fear if anything happens to Baba and Martha becomes President, their access to looting will be closed and they will likely be jailed,” Mwangi added.

He argued that the Mt Kenya billionaires want a puppet to be Raila’s running mate so that they can easily loot public resources. 

He added that they want someone who they can easily replace.

“They want Raila’s Deputy to be a puppet they can replace easily. Martha Karua can’t be that puppet,” he said.


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