As the 2022 general election approaches, it is clear that the country’s political leaders in all positions are under duress.
This is because political seats are difficult to obtain, as most of the country’s political heavyweights have lost at some point while looking for seats at various levels.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, who lost his presidential bid in 2002, and Raila Odinga, who has lost several presidential elections, are two examples of Kenyan politicians who have lost elective positions. Also in 2007, the wiper leader lost his bid for the top spot, as did his counterpart Musalia Mudavadi in 2013.
Others, including Peter Kenneth, who lost his bid for the presidency and the Nairobi gubernatorial seat, and Martha Karua, who lost her bid for the presidency and the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat.
However, these stumbling blocks have not prevented some politicians from standing the test of time, with two of the country’s most prominent leaders winning all five elections in the last 20 years.
Here are the two politicians who have yet to lose an election in over two decades.
Deputy President William Samoei Ruto has never lost an election since becoming Eldoret North MP under KANU in 1997, where he served for more than ten years.
DP Ruto’s most illustrious victory came in 2007, when he defeated the Moi family in the Rift Valley region on the (ODM) ticket.
After splitting with ODM boss, Ruto went on to be President Uhuru Kenyatta’s running mate in 2013 and 2017, where they won.
2.Kiraitu Murungi, Governor
Gov. Murungi has been in elective politics for a long time and has never lost an election. His opponents have attempted to unseat him, but their efforts have been futile.
Kiraitu was elected as Imenti Central MP in 1992 while running on a Ford Kenya ticket in the country’s first multi-party elections. Since then, he has literally transformed himself into a political monster that no one wants to face at the polls.