The Azimio La Umoja – One Kenya Coalition Running Mate Selection Committee has set criteria for the potential candidates it wants to interview.
The Running Mate Selection Panel Secretary Elizabeth Meyo said on Sunday that the panel has commenced the process of vetting candidates.
“All the eminent Kenyans being considered for this important position of service to Kenyans will be meeting the selection panel on various days between May 4th and 10th, 2022,” Meyo said.
“The panel appreciates the humility of eminent persons for agreeing to be part of this noble process.”
Some of the requirements that interested candidates must have included:
Fidelity to the Constitution of Kenya with particular emphasis on the qualification for nomination as a Deputy Presidential Candidate.
Demonstrate in word and deed, that nomination to the high office of Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya is a public trust to be exercised in a manner that—:
- a) demonstrates respect for the people;
- b) brings honour to the nation and dignity to the office;
- c) promotes public confidence in the integrity of the office; and
- d) demonstrates the value that nomination to the office is a responsibility to serve the people, rather than the power to rule them
In addition, the eligible candidates must demonstrate, in word and deed, fidelity to the
following guiding principles of leadership and integrity —:
- a) personal integrity in public and private life;
- b) objectivity and impartiality in decision making, and in ensuring that decisions are not influenced by nepotism, favouritism, other improper motives or corrupt practices;
- c) selfless service based solely on the public interest, demonstrated by honesty in the execution of public duties and the declaration of any personal interest that may conflict with public duties.
- d) accountability to the public for decisions and actions; and
- e) discipline and commitment in service to the people.
Some of the big names being mentioned as possible Odinga running mate include Wiper boss Kalonzo Musyoka, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui, his Mombasa counterpart Hassan Joho and Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya.