If Kenyans decide to go by details from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lieutenants and political analysts, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga could be Uhuru’s preferred successor in 2022 General Polls.
According to different sources, the African Union Special Envoy could be the head of the state’s surprise candidate in 2022 as the scheme is still a well-guarded affair that will be unveiled in the due course.
The sources also alleged that the opposition chief’s age is among the reasons why the government is comfortable with him as he will easily pass the mantle when his term ends due to his old age.
Following President Kenyatta’s last year November statement that he would be actively involved in his succession, noting that his preferred candidate for 2022 will shock Kenyans.
President Kenyatta slammed his unnamed critics while speaking in Nyeri adding his silence on his succession should not be viewed as a weakness.
“They think because Uhuru is going home in 2022, he will not have a word on what will happen. I am telling them I will have something to say when the right time comes, ” President Kenyatta said.