Kenya 2022: Your guide to the four presidential candidates

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This article is part of the dossier: Kenya 2022: Who will win the great race?

By Son Gatitu
Posted on Monday, 18 July 2022 11:21

(lt to rt): Raila Odinga, William Ruto, David Waihiga Mwaure, and George Wajackoyah (Photo TAR)

On 9 August, more than 22 million Kenyan voters will head to polling stations to choose who will be their leader for the next five years. Four men have presented themselves to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta. Who are they, and what are they offering?

For months the Kenyan presidential succession contest appeared to be a race between the two leading candidates: former prime minister Raila Odinga and Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto.

But the entrance of Wajackoyah and Waihiga has added a new dimension to this presidential race, suggests new polling.

According to poll results released by TIFA Research on 11 July, Wajackoyah garnered a national popularity rate of 4% reaching a high of 8% in the South Rift region.

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