The next presidential contest has been narrowed to Deputy President William Ruto, and the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga although he is yet to announce his bid.
According to political experts, Ruto stands as the likely leader due to his following support from the rich-vote Mount Kenya Region, although they argue that the remaining period might have impact on his support base.
Speaking in Homa Bay yesterday during the burial of Senator Moses Kajwang’s father, Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi claimed that the Mount Kenya Region has a deb to pay to the ODM party leader.
According to the Jubilee county boss, the sacrifices Mr Odinga has done for the country is search of democracy must be rewarded, and it will be witnessed next year when the region vote in Raila.
“We have a debt that we must pay. It has been there from 1962 with another one in 2002. Besides, leaders who have fought for freedom should be rewarded.”
The burial was attended by Raila, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, ODM SG Edwin Sifuna, John Mbadi, James Orengo, Gladys Wanga among others.