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Rivals Raila and Ruto pick blood brothers as presidential agents

by Amos Khaemba

With 64 days to the August General Election, it is now clear that the battle for the State House race is between the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential candidate Raila Odinga against William Ruto of the Kenya Kwanza alliance.

After being cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, presidential candidates are expected to appoint their agents who will act as the liaison between the commission and the candidates.

On Saturday, June 4, Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential flag bearer appointed Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki its chief agent for upcoming presidential elections.

Kindiki will be assisted by United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Secretary-General Veronica Maina and Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok.

A day after Ruto settled on Kindiki as his chief agent, the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential flag bearer named Isaiah Kindiki as part of his presidential agents’ team.

Isaiah Kindiki also a lawyer by profession is the eldest brother to the Tharaka Nithiki senator, a move that places two brothers at the center of the contests race.

The ODM leader presidential agents team will be led by lawyer Saitabu ole Kanchori, deputized by Nyeri deputy governor Caroline Karugu.

Others in the Odinga presidential agents team are Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen and Raila’s lawyer, Paul Mwangi.

“I have appointed lawyer Saitabao Sanchory as a national chief agent, he will be deputised by Carolyne Karugu, Isaiah wa Kindiki, Oduor Ongwen, and my legal advisor Paul Mwangi,” Raila said.

It is good to point out that this is not the first time the Kindiki brothers are finding themselves in opposing political formations.

In the 2017 elections, the elder Kindiki strongly campaign for the ODM leader while his younger brother who narrowly lost on being named Ruto’s running mate was a key member of the UhuRuto team.

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