Politicians From Mt. Kenya Who Could Contest For The Nyeri Gubernatorial Seat In 2022


Nyeri County is one of the areas in the larger Mt. Kenya region that is considered to be vote rich a reason enough as to why hopeful Presidential candidates visit the region frequently. As the 2022 general election is just around the corner, the following politicians will be bidding to become Nyeri's Governor;

Kanini Kega

He is currently a member of parliament representing Kieni constituency. Kanini is a big proponent of the building bridges initiative bill and the handshake between his party leader Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM chief Raila Odinga, and this round he would want to elevate his position from an MP to a Governor.

Rigathi Gachagua

He once served as a member of the police force during the late President Daniel Moi's reign. He is the Mathira Member of Parliament and an ally of deputy president William Ruto who will be running for the top office in 2022 in a bid to succeed his boss Uhuru Kenyatta. Rigathi is on record opposing the BBI bill claiming that it is not a priority for Kenyans now, and it will be very interesting to see how the election results will turn out.

Mutahi Kahiga

He is the current Governor of Nyeri County. He came into power following the death of his former boss and predecessor Nderitu Gachagua. Kahiga will be looking forward to get another term in office come 2022.

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