Former governors from the Rift Valley region who only served for one term are itching for a face-off with their predecessors in 2022.
Having started several projects during their first term in office, the former County bosses want to woo electorates once again so that they complete these projects.
Among the Former governors plotting the comeback are Nandi’s Cleophas Lagat, Baringo’s Benjamin Cheboi, West Pokot’s Simon Kachapin, and Bomet’s Isaac Ruto.
Yesterday, Benjamin Cheboi said that he is re-thinking a comeback to succeed his predecessor Stanely Kiptis.
“I will make a decision when the time comes. There are a lot of projects I started and I would want to come and complete them. If the people decide that I come back, I will not hesitate to run,” Said Ceboi.
In Nandi, Cheboi has aimed at unseating governor Stephen Sang on grounds that his development record is not at par with the resident’s expectations.
This has been seen by Sang’s failure to complete the governor’s mansion that had been started by Cheboi.
On the other hand, West Pokot’s Simon Kachapin and his successor John Lonyangapuo are at logger heads over the developments in the County.
Kachapin has accused Lonyangapuo of sabotaging the projects he left behind, with the latter accusing him of mismanaging funds during his first term.
After a fall out with William Ruto, Bomet first governor Isaac Ruto was floored by the Late Joyce Laboso.
Now, Isaac Ruto is on a mission to dethrone Laboso’s successor Hillary Barchok.
It is not only in Rift Valley that the Governors are flexing muscles for the 2022 race.
In the Nyanza region, 2022 governorship talks have already picked momentum, leaving an egg on the face of Raila Odinga’s allies in ODM.
In Homabay, a face off is looming between Gladys Wanga, Evans Kidero and John Mbadi, who are all allies of Raila Odinga.
In neighbouring Kisumu County, Anyang’ Nyong’o, Fred Outa and Ruth Odinga are said to be warming up for the race.