Jubilee Party vice-chairman David Murathe says 2022 will be ODM leader Raila Odinga’s turn to become Kenya’s President.
He described 2022 as a “Mandela Moment”, where all Kenyans will unite to reward Raila for all the sacrifices he has made for the country.
Murathe, who spoke during an interview with KTN on Sunday, suggested that Raila will be a one-term transition president who will clear the way for the younger generation to lead the country from 2027.
“We think it’s time Kenyans rewarded the years of struggle of Raila Amollo Odinga. They owe it to him. It’s like [Nelson] Mandela, and 2022 will be a Mandela Moment.”
“And we would also like to tell him (Raila) to be a transitional president who will then nurture the young generation to take over in 2027,” said Murathe, a close confidant of President Kenyatta.
He expressed confidence that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), a brainchild of President Kenyatta and Odinga, will shape the country’s political landscape in 2022.
“What I can confirm is that in 2022, we will have a poster. And in that poster, there will be a portrait of the Handshake.”
“Assuming we go by the formation unveiled at Bomas, we will probably have a prime minister coming from Mount Kenya. You may have a deputy prime minister coming from Coast and the other possibly from the Rift Valley,” he added.