The contest for Mt. Kenya intensified as the leading alliances announced their candidates. Both Raila Odinga, the leader of the Orange Democratic Party, and William Ruto, the Deputy President, chose to run from the region in order to woo the region’s vote. Odinga chose Martha Karua, the leader of the Narc Kenya Party, from Kirinyaga County, whereas William Ruto chose Rigathi Gachagua, a Mathira Member of Parliament from Nyeri County.
The 2022 elections were settled on Monday, May 16th, 2022, as these top coalitions chose their running mate, according to Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui. Prior to the introduction of the running mates, he claimed, the Mt. Kenya region had a big number of undecided voters.
“Any astute observer will tell you that the election was decided on Monday, when the major alliances announced their running mates. Surprisingly, the Mt Kenya region had the largest undecided block, with almost 7 million votes, anticipating the results on Monday.” Lee Kinyanjui is mentioned.
Governor Kinyanjui, on the other hand, praised Martha Karua, saying she had now carried the people of Mt. Kenya’s hopes and dreams. He stated that there is now hope for everyone, especially women and youth.
“It goes without saying that Martha Karua has carried the region’s hopes and expectations. HOPE is pouring in from the women, the church, and the youth.” He added.
The election of Hon. Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Martha Karua of the NARC Kenya party as Presidential Candidate and Running Mate to the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance party has sparked a high-level debate within Kenya, particularly among the Kenya Kwanza Alliance brigade.
Many Kenyans believe that the August election would be a hotly contested fight to state house, with both the Kwanza and Azimio presidential candidates choosing running mates from Mount Kenya, a vote-rich region.