List of deputy governors eyeing elective seat in August
By Amos Njau
At least nine deputy governors who will have served for two terms have either set their sights on succeeding their outgoing bosses or running for parliamentary seats.
Stanley Tarus (Trans Nzoia)
Mr Tarus said he will vie for a parliamentary seat because he does not believe he has a chance to win the governorship in Trans Nzoia, a cosmopolitan county, citing he comes from a minority tribe.
Deputy Governors Hamilton Orata (Homa Bay)
Mr Orata told the Nation that he is interested in succeeding Governor Cyprian Awiti arguing that he has the experience and expertise to run the county.
“God willing, I am in the race to be the second governor of Homa Bay come 2022…I got the experience that is required,” said Mr Orata.
Mr Orata will be battling it out with some of the top brass of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)- John Mbadi (Suba South), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay) and former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero.
In Makueni, MsMwau is banking on what she termed as ‘good legacy’ of Governor Kivutha Kibwana’s administration to vie for the gubernatorial seat next year.
“If you serve as a deputy governor for 10 years, who else is better than you? We have worked very well with Professor, from inception, we have worked well until it is one of the best counties in the country in terms of being accountable to the people,” she said.