The current headache in both Political camps is the running mate headache. Both the Azimio one Kenya Alliance and the Kenya Kwanza Alliance will have a hard time in picking the running mate for their presidential candidates.
A careful and very selfless process will be required. The current political temperature in the country seems to favour new politicians. Both camps are having a hard time picking the appropriate candidate who will ensure regional balance.
The running mate will also be required to add to the votes basket and strength the chances of their camp winning the elections. However another factor in choosing the deputy is being employed by the various kingmakers. According to a senior political analyst, the king makers are trying to go for a person who will have the less effect in terms of voter fallout.
The azimio one Kenya alliance is having a more hard time. this has been attributed to the fact that there are very many contenders who are interested in the deputy position. Kalonzo Musyoka would have seemed like the best fit for the position. However his status quo is being challenged by the likes of Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth. Narc-Kenya Party Leader Martha Karua, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. Others in the race include PNU party leader Peter Munya and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.
The Azimio Coalition is expected to perform a very powerful balancing act that will be favoured by all their supporters. According to the IEBC all presidential candidates are expected to submit the names of their deputies before or on 16th May 2022.
This is an extension from the previous deadline of 28th April 2022.
Who ever is picked for the position will have a very difficult time of catching up and ensuring that he/she is treated fairly. only time will tell who the right picks are.