List of Governors Ending Their Second term in Office 2022.
This article contains a List of Governors ending their second term in office in 2022 when general elections are set to be held.
According to the Kenyan constitution 2010, an elected governor cannot serve for more than two 5-year terms in a county government office. This year, there are several governors ending their second term in office and have to step aside to give other leaders a chance to serve.
Among the governors ending their second term in office is Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.
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Governors ending their second term in office 2022.
Ali Hassan Joho- Mombasa
The vocal and energetic politician was elected into office in 2013 and occupied it for ten years. Most of the targets that were contained in his manifesto have been achieved and it can be clearly seen that he has done good work.
Joho is fully convinced that he is going to leave the office better than he found it. He has since endorsed Abdulswamand as his successor, which signifies that he is ready to pass the mantle to the next office occupant. Rumors have it that he might be the running mate for Raila Odinga in his 2022 presidential quest.
Wycliff Oparanya – Kakamega
Having have served for ten years in Kakamega county, it’s now his due time to leave the office and let another person govern the much-developed county. It has been a good and smooth term for him despite the various challenges he faced.
Some of the challenges he faced included accusations of corruption and lack of transparency. He was also not able to complete some of his projects whose money was allocated but vanished into the thin air.
Amason Kingi – Kilifi
He was elected in 2013 under the Orange Democratic movement ticket. During his tenure, he has initiated several development projects in Kilifi county, most of which have succeeded.
Kingi has demonstrated the ability to embrace teamwork, this has enabled him to work closely with other leaders and the people of Kilifi. This has helped in ensuring there is transparency and honesty in all county services including allocation of funds to various departments and wards.
Alfred Mutua – Machakos
For the past 10 years, he has been serving as the governor of Machakos county. Under his governance, the county has experienced a massive transformation, with buildings mushrooming everywhere across Machakos town. He also constructed the Machakos people’s park and planted a carpet on one of the stadiums at Machakos.
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Machakos town has been counted among the most improved urban centers and still progressing. In a past ranking of performance by county governors, Mutua was ranked among the top ten, while his Makueni counterpart Kivutha Kibwana appeared at the top as the best county boss.
James Ongwae – Kisii
Kisii county has been under the governance of James Ongwae for the past ten years. He has initiated several development projects in the county, some of which have succeeded while others have not. Nonetheless, he will be stepping down to give others a chance. Some of those looking up to succeed him include Daggoreti North MP Simba Arati and renowned Sam Ongeri.
Kivutha Kibwana – Makueni
Kibwana was recently ranked as the best performing governor in the country due to the massive transformation he has achieved in Makueni county. He was ranked first with a development rating of 80%, closely followed by Mwangi wa Iria of Murang’a However, the time has come that he has to leave the office, having served for ten years since 2013.
The governor has earlier announced that he would vie for presidency in 2022 but has stepped down to sup[ort Riala Odinga who he believes will clinch the presidency. He has hinted that he will be vying for president in 2027 after Raila’s reign has ended.
When asked to vie for senator, he declined, noting that it was not his calling and that he would stick around until 2027 when he plans to vie to the top seat in the land.
Mwangi wa Iria- Murang’a
The governor of Murang’a will be ending his term in office in august 2022. He has declared to vie for the presidency after his term in the county office ends. The county boss has since launched his political party called “Usawa Kwa Wote” which he will be using to vie for the to seat.
The party will also field several other candidates in other elective positions across the Mount Kenya region and the rest of the country.
Other Governors exiting office include:
Jackson Mandago- Uasin Gishu
Josphat Nanok- Turkana
Patrick Khaemba- Transnzoia
Cornel Rasanga- Siaya
Okoth Obado- Migori
Cyprian Awiti- Homa Bay
Ali Roba- Mandera