Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has asked Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to support his 2022 presidential ambition following his alleged proposal for the presidential term limit to be removed.
Mr Musyoka says he was misquoted by the media but Dr Mutua on Sunday said the proposal indicated that his rival had shelved his presidential bid.
“His proposal to remove the presidential term limit and extend that of President Kenyatta is a confirmation that he is no longer in the presidential race," he told journalists at Mombasa County's Pride Inn Hotel.
"For that reason and because I am the only leader from the Eastern region who has declared that he wants to run for the presidency, I request him to support my bid."
In October 2018, Mr Kalonzo said the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga had not affected his State House ambition.