Bonchari by-election litmus test for CS Matiangi’s 2022 ambition

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Individuals propping up Interior CS Fred Matiangi as a possible successor of President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 have shift their attention to the Bonchari by-election, slated for May 18th.

After faithfully serving the Head of State from 2013, Interior CS’s name prominently features among those expected to continue Uhuru’s legacy.

Forces behind Dr. Matiangi’s candidature managed to successfully arm-twist Jubilee Party leadership, into not withdrawing its candidate from the race, in favor of ODM. Despite President Uhuru Kenyatta’s men agreeing with the move.

Even though the Bonchari seat was not previously held by the orange party, promoters of handshake argued, Jubilee and ODM should not face off at the ballot. Instead, like other by-elections, the two parties would settle of a candidate.

Like it happened in Nakuru by-elections.

There have been push by political operatives from Harambee House to have Parvel Oimeke, the ODM candidate step down in favor of Jubilee’s Zebedeo Opore. Some of the meetings to have Mr. Oimeke drop out of the race were held inside CS Matiangi’s office.

Raphael Tuju, Interior CAS Winnie Guchu, Timothy Bosire, Governor James Ongwae and Senator Sam Ongeri were in attendance.

The Bonchari by-election will act as launching pad for CS Fred Matiangi, into politics.

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