The 2022 Succession politics continue to play out at the moment with various political leaders scheming to ascend to various elective seats.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession equation has become a bit more complicated courtesy of the building bridges initiative (BBI) which has proposed various constitutional changes.
The BBI drive is likely to end up in a referendum early next year with the document proposing changes in the structure of government. For instance, it proposes the creation of the position of the prime minister and two deputies to accommodate the country’s top political brass.
For one to be a prime minister, they must first be a member of parliament and it cannot be ruled out that president Uhuru Kenyatta may decide to extend his tenure in government as a prime minister.
Recently, Jubilee Party secretary-general Raphael Tuju indicated that the party is pushing for president Uhuru Kenyatta to remain as Party leader after 2022.
If President Uhuru Kenyatta decides to continue his stay in government as a Prime minister appointed by an ‘imperial presidency’, then he is expected to first be a member of parliament.
This means that he would square it off with Gatundu South MP Seat of the national assembly Moses Kuria for the position of MP with the expectation of being appointed as prime minister by an incoming president- Raila Odinga, DP William Ruto, Kivutha Kibwana, Musalia Mudavadi, or the others that have shown interest in the top seat.