RUNNING MATE CHOICE

[PHOTOS] Azimio supporters at KICC ahead of Raila deputy naming

Raila Odinga is expected to break the news at 11 am.

In Summary

•The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate is exected to break the news at 11  am.

•The pressure was mounting on the ODM leader to name his running mate from the speakers who were present at the Kamukunji rally.

Members of the public at KICC
Members of the public at KICC
Image: Enos Teche

Azimio supporters started arriving at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) as early as 9 am, where Raila Odinga is set to unveil his running mate.

The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga is expected to name his deputy at 11 am.

High security presence at KICC on May 16,2022.
High security presence at KICC on May 16,2022.
Image: Enos Teche

"Nimeangalia hali ya anga na nataka kuwaambia kwamba kesho saa tano kule KICC nitatangaza," Raila said.

This loosely translates to, "I have read the mood and I want to tell you that tomorrow at KICC, at 11 am I will announce."

The pressure was mounting on the ODM leader to name his running mate from the speakers who were present at the Kamukunji rally.

Members of the press setting up
Members of the press setting up
Image: Enos Teche

Raila was expected to announce his running mate at the Kamukunji rally but communication from his team said he had postponed it to Monday.

"Our campaign is aware that Kenyans are anxious to know the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Presidential ticket. We will make the announcement tomorrow (Monday)," Azimio spokesperson Makau Mutua said.

Members of the public at KICC
Members of the public at KICC
Image: Enos Teche

There are reports that the Azimio Running Mate Selection Panel had said Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua is rated highly for the position.

Mmmbers of the public await at KICC
Mmmbers of the public await at KICC
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The panel had also interviewed governors Charity Ngilu (Kitui), Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru) and Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega) for the running mate position last week.

CAS Rachael Shebesh arrives at KICC ahead of Raila deputy naming
CAS Rachael Shebesh arrives at KICC ahead of Raila deputy naming
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Others are Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya and former Emgwen MP Stephen Tarus.

Jubilee party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni with Kieni member of Parliament Kanini Kega on May 16,2022
Jubilee party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni with Kieni member of Parliament Kanini Kega on May 16,2022
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Martha Karua arrives at KICC ahead of Raila's runing mate naming
Martha Karua arrives at KICC ahead of Raila's runing mate naming
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The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga is expected to name his deputy at 11 am.
The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga is expected to name his deputy at 11 am.
Image: Enos Teche
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