Narc-Kenya party leader Martha Karua has emerged to be the most probable person to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta upon his retirement in 2022 General Elections.
Reports have revealed that Karua, who contested for the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat in the 2017 elections but lost to the incumbent, Governor Anne Waiguru, is the most likely candidate to take the leadership mantle of the Mount Kenya region.
The former Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister has in the recent past announced that she will contest for Kirinyaga Gubernatorial in the forthcoming 2022 general elections.
According to the political analysts, Karua is positioning herself to take over the regional leadership mantle given that she understands the political gap that will be created as a result of President Uhuru’s exit.
Political analyst Dr. Masibo Lumala, argues that the former Justice Minister has good credentials, can mobilise the mass and a force to reckon with.
“She has served the people for long in various capacities. What I know is that Martha is a very strong lady. She is positioning herself strategically to be chosen as a deputy by all presidential candidates,” Masibo stated.
“They (presidential candidates) would want to have someone who can speak, and Martha can rise to the occasion. She is a good campaigner, a good mobilizer and a force to reckon with,” She added.
Herman Manyora who is also a Political analyst on his part argued that the Narc-Kenya party leader have the right credentials to make her the best president due to her philosophy, stances, and belief in human rights. He however, claimed that Kenyan politics is aligned with big names, history and financial muscle.
“I do not think she has what it takes to be the Mt Kenya kingpin. I can vote for her 20 times as she is the right choice and can end impunity, but the majority of Kenyans would still choose the big names. Karua is also principled, but for one to succeed as much, they have to play survival politics,” Manyora stated.
Martha Karua has maintained that she won Kirinyaga Gubernatorial seat during 2017 general election adding that she will still contest for the seat in the forthcoming 2022 general elections.
“I won that seat (Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat) in 2017 but my victory was stolen and that’s why I want to serve my people. If God gives me more years, I still would want to be President in the future,” Karua stated.