The never-ending battle between Odinga and Ruto to take Kenyatta's place at the State House
The handshake between former opposition leader Raila Odinga and newly re-elected president Uhuru Kenyatta got the campaign to succeed Kenyatta off to a premature start. Odinga has been battling since then against William Ruto, who has himself been abandoned by the head of state. The seemingly never-ending campaign for the presidential elections, which are due to take place on 9 August 2022, has crystalised around the Building Bridges Initiative, a constitutional referendum championed by Kenyatta and Odinga. As they prepare for the referendum, both candidates have set their electoral machines to work to win political and financial support.