Busia governor Sospeter Ojamong has expressed his ambitions to vie for the Busia Senate position in the 2022 elections when his constitutionally allowed 2-term comes to an end next year.
The former Amagoro Member of Parliament,58, said he is too young to retire from politics and will do everything possible to remain active in the Kenyan political arena after the next election.
While admitting to having not achieved his vision for the people of Busia as he expected, the ODM governor said he has done to the best he could.
He said he will work closely with the next administration to ensure he accomplishes whatever projects he had initiated in the 10 years he shall have served as county chief.
“I might run for senate in the next General Election. I am still young and energetic,” he said in a televised interview on Wednesday, April 28.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that at least 20 governors are serving their second and last terms and are scheming ways to remain politically relevant thereafter.
Governor Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Amason Kingi (Kilifi), Alfred Mutua (Machakos), Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni) Ali Roba (Mandera), Salim Mvurya (Kwale), James Ongwae (Kisii), Okoth Obado (Migori) and Cyprian Awiti (Homa Bay) are some of the county bosses serving their last terms.
With few prestigious political seats like the gubernatorial seat available apart for the presidency and deputy presidency, it is understood majority might settle for Mp and Senate positions in 2022.
The MCA is another option but the position is considered less influential with little to no clout.
Should the planned constitutional amendments go through, the prime minister, deputy prime minister positions shall be available too for the retiring county chiefs.
Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya has declared his interests in succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta who is retiring in August 2022 after serving his two-term limits as the head of the state.