Kiambu County is one of the most hotly contested counties in the Mount Kenya region’s gubernatorial race. However, the race has gotten easier after one politician dropped his gubernatorial bid.
Kiambu County Assembly Speaker Stephen Ndicho The speaker, a member of Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance party, has declared his intention to run for governor. He has, however, abandoned his ambition to become the next governor of Kiambu and has entered the senatorial race.
This comes as more leaders have entered the race for governor. Moses Kuria, Member of Parliament for Gatundu South, Kiambu Senator Kimani Wa Matangi, Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, and Wainaina Wa Jungle are among those interested in the seat. These leaders will vie for the Kenya Kwanza Alliance ticket.
Speaker Stephen Ndicho was also considering running for governor on the UDA ticket. However, now that Ndicho has dropped out of the race to run for a senate seat, the race will be more favorable to some leaders.
Ndicho, on the other hand, has hinted that he will withdraw from the governorship race following negotiations. He has also requested that other leaders consider engaging in negotiations in order to allow the popular candidate to receive the governorship ticket.