It is just one year and some months after the last general elections and more than three and a half years to the next elections, but the country is engulfed in what easily passes for election mood.
Kenya’s general elections being a high-stakes affair, dominated by a winner-take-all mentality, it is sometimes easy to understand why emotions can run so high about nothing.
Unfortunately, the politics of anger move and mobilize people in very intense and short-lived movements. We aren’t there yet because for every five years, the Kenyan public has a chance to decide who gets to keep the reins of power and it’s not always a wholly rational outcome.
It’s as if the customers get to vote on which business they’ll buy from for the next five years. As 2022 politics continue to gain momentum in the country, more women have portrayed their commendable leadership qualities to Kenyans.
These ‘iron ladies’ will attract more attention in the upcoming general elections as Kenyans would like to know their fate after having served the nation in different capacities.
The beautiful tough talking Laikipia Woman Rep loves DP Ruto with all her body mind and soul, she will definitely hit more headlines but may crushland badly if she doesn’t measure whatever she bites. She must play local in order to be relevant beyond 2022.
Speculation is that the Kirinyaga county governor will shift to national politics and that she is likely to deputise deputy president William Ruto in his 2022 presidential bid.
She is currently the member of parliament for Malindi. ODM party has threatened to expel her after she allegedly ditched the party to support deputy president William Ruto and Jubilee party.
Most people would like to know whether the vocal legislator will be able to retain her seat on a Jubilee party ticket.
The veteran politician lost to Anne Waiguru in 2017 during the much-hyped Kirinyaga gubernatorial race. It is not clear whether the former presidential aspirant will be back to politics in 2022 by making a comeback.
Dr Joyce Laboso
2022 Bomet gubernatorial race is most likely to be a repeat of what was witnessed in 2017. Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) leader Isaac Ruto is said to be on a mission to get back into his former office. Laboso will coil back into academia
Hon Gladys Wanga
The Homa county Woman rep and close confidant of Supreme Leader Raila Odinga and Mama Ida. Hon Wanga is poised to go for Homabay County governor seat and will square it out with ODM Chairman Hon John Mbandi, former Kaspul Kabondo MP Hon Magwanga among others. Hon Wanga who is barely in her mid 30s was a bad ass student at Kenya University before she joined mainstream politics. She just needs to improve on her wardrobe to show the youth in her. Her dress code is too mature for her age, yawa!. She is a powerhouse !
Irene ‘Renee’ Nyakerario
The Ms President TV series top contender and Raila Odinga top ground mobilizer. She just got cleared to be the ODM nominated MCA – Nyamira county. Her enthusiasm and mobilizing skills will only get better as we approach 2022.
No words for to describe this wonderful super soul, even Dr Ezekiel Mutua has surrendered.
She once served as a member of parliament for Eldoret South constituency which currently forms the larger part of Kesses constituency in Uasin Gishu county.
Her efforts to rebuild her political status in 2017 were unsuccessful as she lost during the Jubilee party preliminaries where she had contested for the position of women representative.
Mama Charity Ngilu
The doyen trail blaizer and governor of the dusty Kitui county is transforming the rural county into something else, there are rumours that Uhuru may pull a surprise on Kenyans by endorsing Charity for a big seat