Intense political lobbying is currently going on inside the Raila-led Azimio-One Kenya Alliance over the Runningmate slot, something that has seen three camps emerge within the coalition party with each forwarding name(s) of who they want as Mr. Odinga’s deputy.
Credible sources within the panel tasked select Azimio’s number two indicate Raila Odinga’s camp has forwarded the names of Narck Kenya Party leader Martha Karua, Governor Charity Ngilu, Agriculture CS Peter Munya, and Governor Hassan Joho to the selection panel.
President Uhuru’s camp and the Jubilee Party have fronted Peter Kenneth and Muranga Woman Rep Sabina Chege to the selection panel. The duo is said to also have strong backing from the Mt Kenya Foundation and prominent business moguls in Muranga.
The third camp, led by Kalonzo Musyoka and his allies insists he must be given the running mate slot. Mr. Musyoka has KANU and UDM parties led by Gideon Moi and Cyrus Jirongo respectively behind him.