A section of ODM leaders were heard whispering that Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto should be admitted as new principals in the National Super Alliance. According to one legislator, the two have proved their political worth in their backyards and their elevation would further consolidate the regions.
Both governors were admiringly described as fearless and ardent supporters of devolution. A poll by research firm Tifa yesterday showed that Joho is the undisputed Coast kingpin. The man, referred to by his ODM admirers as “Superman”, stepped into Raila Odinga’s shoes to traverse the Coast counties when the ODM leader was away in the US.
Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto has be battling with president Uhuru and deputy president William Ruto on various issues for a long time.