Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance has announced that it will name Raila Odinga's running mate on Monday, May 16, 2022, the deadline day given by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
This was announced by Raila Odinga's Presidential Campaign Secretariat spokesman Profesor Makau Mutua, who acknowledged the anxiety by supporters on the delayed process.
"Our campaign is aware that Kenyans are anxious to know the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Presidential ticket. We will make the announcement tomorrow," Professor Mutua said.
The announcement will come a day after Deputy President William Ruto announced Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate, ending a 24-hour stalemate in his Karen residence.
The running mate selection panel for Azimio has already submitted three names to Mr Odinga who impressed during the vetting process.
In the list of Odinga’s possible running mates are Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth and Murang’a Woman representative Sabina Wanjiru Chege
Others who were interviewed by the selection panel are Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Agricultural CS Peter Munya, two-term Mombasa governor Hassan Joho and former Kenyan Ambassador to Australia Stephen Tarus.
The committee of eminent persons chaired by former Cabinet Minister Noah Wekesa locked out 13 applicants after it established that they were not fronted by Azimio One Kenya Coalition constituent parties.