List of Kenyan Politicians to Watch in 2023

Here is a list of Kenyan politicians to watch in 2023 as the political space takes a new strand. Kenyan politics in 2023, President William Ruto’s first year in office, is and will be very interesting.

Ruto has put together a team to help him achieve the many goals he set out in his campaigns, as well as those he continues to set.

Furthermore, he will be monitored by an opposing team to ensure that he serves and delivers as promised to Kenyans.

In 2023, keep an eye out for these leaders.

Politicians to Watch in 2023.

1. Raila Odinga

He has been the longest-serving opposition leader in Kenya. Even though the odds were stacked against him, his fifth endeavor to become Kenya’s president was assumed to be the closest.

Despite publicly stating that he does not accept the results of the August 9 general election, the former prime minister has taken the step to reclaiming his role in the opposition and has been outspoken in his criticism of President William Ruto’s administration.

Raila Odinga has become accustomed to criticizing the Ruto administration’s policies, such as the hustler fund, the formation of the office of the opposition, and other proposed constitutional changes.

He is adamant about resolving several issues, including the state of the economy, the drought, and the high cost of living.

He has already declared and begun consultative forums with Kenyans in an effort to hold the government accountable.

2. Kalonzo Musyoka

Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka became the face and voice of the opposition in Kenyan politics after the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition team failed to win the Presidency on August 9.

This went on until Raila Odinga reclaimed control and started holding press conferences. Kalonzo appears to have vanished.

His visibility had surpassed that of the coalition’s leader, Raila Odinga, who lost the election to President William Ruto.

With Odinga’s age increasing, it’s critical to keep an eye on the 2027 elections. Kalonzo has previously attempted to run for president, and he will undoubtedly do so again.

The year will undoubtedly reveal his future intentions.

3. Opiyo Wandayi

He is the leader of the second largest party or coalition of parties in the National Assembly, and his voice is very important.

Opiyo Wandayi has spoken out strongly about the “wrongs” in the government in the absence of his party leaders, and it is expected that he will not stop.

Leaders in such positions in parliament strive for greater success, but their current success is critical. He is among the politicians to watch in the coming days.

4. CS Ababu Namwamba

Sports in Kenya have been slowing down in recent years, and it’s difficult to be proud of the current state of affairs.

When Kenya’s rugby team was at the top and had won every other major competition, the match between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards was highly anticipated. These days are long gone.

He has done an admirable job as Sports CS, bringing back FKF and resuming the Kenya Premier League, but where is the glory?

Namwamba is responsible for ensuring that teams compete in appropriate stadiums and training grounds and that they are well-paid and appreciated.

His desire to see Kenya compete in the World Cup has just begun.