Despite the failure of the BBI initiative, which was thought to be a plan to bring political leaders into a coalition through the creation of extra executive seats, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Odinga have devised another astute strategy in power-sharing talks.
Azimio La Umoja of the One Kenya Alliance coalition party is said to have found another way to keep political leaders, particularly Mrtha Karua and Kalonzo Musyoka, in the running for running mate positions if they are not chosen.
The newly contemplated move will be keen to avoid fallout and the dissolution of the coalition if a specific political leader is not chosen to deputize the former Prime Minister, Hon Raila Amolo Odinga.
Hon Raila will share his presidential powers with a Chief Minister who will be in charge of supervising and coordinating government functions under the new strategy.
This new strategy comes as the Azimio women’s caucus has proposed Martha Karua as an appropriate running mate candidate for Odinga, while Wiper leadership is pushing for its party leader Kalonzo to fill the position, threatening Odinga that he will not receive the majority of Kamba votes.
Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho, CS Agriculture Peter Munya, and former Gatanga member of parliament Peter Kenneth are among those on Azimio’s running mate list.