Another candidate has entered the fray for the Presidency in 2022. Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya is banking on his track record to clinch the highly coveted seat.
Oparanya says he has since held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta and is currently engaging top candidates DP Ruto and Raila to back his presidential bid.
According to Oparanya, he has asked Raila not to run in 2022 and support him instead because the AU envoy has failed four times.
“I have talked to President Uhuru Kenyatta and asked for his support but he asked me to talk to Raila. I am talking to him and even Deputy President William Ruto because I am not closing the door on anyone,” he said.
“The most important thing is for them to agree to support me because you know they are in the extreme ends. Any of them would divide this country. So it is important they have a compromise in a candidate so they can be one,” he stated.
The Kakamega County Chief hopes his flagship projects like the Sh10 billion Kakamega County Referral Hospital and upgrading of Bukhungu stadium will boost his presidential bid.
“I have been elected to chair the Lake Region Economic Bloc. President Uhuru made me co-chair of the sugar task force and lately I was elected CoG chairman. This means my track record is clear and nothing will stop me becoming the fifth president of Kenya,” he said.
He spoke when he condoled with the family of Michael Mukolwe in Emabola village, Butere sub county, on Monday.