Mombasa County Governor Hassan Joho has hinted that he might also be eyeing for the Presidential seat come the next general elections in 2022.
The flashy County boss in a meeting held on Monday, September 28 revealed that he was done being the Governor of Mombasa and he was interested in moving to Nairobi so that someone else can replace him as the Mombasa Governor.
He added that nothing was preventing a person like him from becoming the next President once Uhuru Kenyatta’s final term comes to an end.
“I’m now done with governing Mombasa and it is time to move to Nairobi so that another person can replace me as I continue supporting the county. Who said a person like me of from Mombasa cannot be the president of Kenya,” said Joho.
If Joho decided to run for the Country’s top seat, he will be facing off with ANC leader Musala Mudavadi, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Kibutha Kibwana, and the Deputy President William Ruto who have already declared their interests in the seat.
Mombasa County has recently seen heated debate on who will replace him once he leaves office.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has gone on to claim that he will be supporting Suleiman Shahbal to replace Joho.
Kalonzo had earlier claimed that he had a secret pact with Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga but the claimed were dismissed by ODM’s Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna.
In his recent tour to Mombasa County, Kalonzo Musyoka stressed out that he will not be supporting the ODM party leader Raila Odinga as the 10 years he has been beside him was enough.
“The 10 years we have helped Raila are enough. We are now moving forward. It is not going to be business as usual. Our journey has begun, we pray for coronavirus to vanish so that we can hit the ground running,” said Kalonzo.