Kenyan election: Why 2022 is already in the picture

Kenya's President and Jubilee candidate, Uhuru Kenyatta faces fierce competition from Kenya's National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga (R)

What you need to know:

  • What win means. As Kenyans go to the polls on Tuesday, August 8, they will not be only picking their chief executive officer for the next five years, but they will also be preparing the stage for a thrilling 2022 contest.
  • In the event that the firebrand opposition politician Raila Odinga wins, the puzzle in Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto’s camp will be a simple one on paper but, in reality, a complex maze to crack. And if Uhuru takes it, that will frame a very painful political obituary for the four-time presidential runner, Raila, Allan Chekwech & Ibrahim A. Manzil write.

As Kenyans go to the polls on Tuesday, August 8, they will not be only picking their chief executive officer for the next five years, but they will also be preparing the stage for a thrilling 2022 contest.

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