President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party plans to unveil Azimio Movement leader Raila Odinga as its joint presidential candidate in Nairobi in February, an event President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to attend in his capacity as Jubilee Party leader.

Speaking on Monday at a Raila meeting with a section of Mt Kenya leaders and business moguls in Muranga, Jubilee Party Vice Chair David Murathe disclosed the ruling party’s plans which are at an advanced stage and will see the president’s party formally throw its weight behind Mr. Odinga for the top seat.

”Soon we will hold our NDC and we will ask delegates to adopt Raila as our candidate. Ours will be at KICC and ODM will have theirs at Bomas, then we meet at Nyayo and unveil our joint candidate under Azimio la Umoja,” David Murathe said in the Muranga meeting.

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Odinga is expected to hold a major rally this Saturday at the Ihura Stadium in Muranga, an event to be attended by all President Uhuru Kenyatta allies in Mt Kenya. Even as the former prime minister intensifies his campaigns in the vote-rich region, leaders from Muranga county are asking Odinga to consider Peter Kenneth as his running, a move supported by a number of leaders in the region.

On Tuesday morning, Inooro TV conducted an opinion poll on who is best suited to be picked as running mate from the region.

Out of the 9,327 people who voted, Peter Kenneth led with 37.6%, followed by Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua at 24.1%, Agriculture CS Peter Munya got 7%, Narck-Kenya leader Martha Karua 5%, Governors Lee Kinyanyui 3% and Nderitu Mureithi at 2%.

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