The Kitui gubernatorial race is a tight game that is going to call for intense strategy for any of the three self-declared candidates to secure a win.
The gubernatorial seat has attracted the interest of Kitui County political bigwigs, the sitting Kitui Senator David Musila and Former Lands CS Charity Ngilu who have been in politics long enough to master the art, but even then the incumbent Kitui governor Julius Malombe who has vowed to defend his seat is not an easy target either.
In the effort to position herself strategically, gubernatorial candidate Charity Ngilu has declared interest in choosing a running mate from the Mwingi region, perhaps not only to achieve regional balance but also to ensure she get backing from the Mwingi people.
It is not clear on who Charity Ngilu has in mind but she is said to be planning to scout for a running mate ailing from Mwingi region. This is in her endeavor to weaken Musila and Malombe in the area, the two have not yet hinted a word about their running mates.
A good choice of the running mate will be an important aspect in determining who will win the gubernatorial race as it is said to be the most hotly contested seat in the county.