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The writing is on the wall for 2022 polls

By Nelson Mandela | June 15th 2016

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo's sentiments that come 2022 Central Kenya will have to decide who to support for the presidency should be taken seriously.

This is contrary to what President Uhuru Kenyatta had promised Deputy President William Ruto; that the region would back his bid for the top job come 2022.

His sentiments are a clear indication that the writing is already on the wall; that another candidate will be sought for. History has a tendency of repeating itself.

Since time immemorial, the Central region has been loyal to their own candidate. It is only a few ethnic communities in Kenya where a candidate may be voted for irrespective of his/her ethnic extraction. Such communities are the Mijikenda in the Coastal region, Kamba in the Eastern region and the Luhya in Western Kenya.

Mr Kabogo's sentiments are a clear indication that the region will be rallying behind any candidate from the region. Already, there are indications that Peter Kenneth may vie for the presidency come 2022.

This then leaves the Deputy President only with his own Rift Valley region, which is already in a rift.

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