Murkomen Reveals List of People Being Proposed For Deputy President William Ruto’s Running Mate.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has revealed a list of politicians considered for Ruto’s running mate.
While speaking on TV interview on Tuesday, May 4, 2022, Murkomen stated that he learnt about the names since DP Ruto was having wide consultations with various stakeholders.
Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki, Speaker Justin Muturi, and Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua are among those being considered for the running mate position, according to Murkomen.
The lawmaker also devulged that at some point Ruto and his team were considering Kalonzo Musyoka for running mate position before he joined Azimio La Umoja.
“There was a time Kalonzo was being discussed before he made a choice that if it was possible for him to team up with William Ruto it was possible for him to become a running mate,” Murkomen stated.
Narc Kenya Party leader Martha Karua was also a big contender for the running mate seat.
However, she opted to support ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
“The deputy president can surprise us. You have heard me mention gentlemen but you didn’t hear me mention that our sister Alice Wahome has also been mentioned, Anne Waiguru was mentioned and at some point, Susan Kihika was also mentioned.”
Presidential aspirants have until May 16 to name their running mates according to IEBC.