With a few hours remaining before Deputy President William Ruto picks his running mate for the August 9, general polls, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has wished Ruto well.

Through a message on his Facebook page on Friday evening, the Chama Cha Pesa Party Leader described Ruto as one of his bests, saying he was praying for him as he undergoes the most challenging 11 hours of his life.

Kuria expressed his confidence in Ruto, saying he knows he will do the right thing for Kenyans, his Kenya Kwanza Alliance, and himself as a presidential candidate.

"To my friend, my good friend, my bosom buddy William Ruto. May the Lord give you grace over the most difficult 11 hours of your life. I know you will do the right thing for the nation, our alliance and yourself. It shall be well," read Kuria's post

{Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria when he accompanied DP William Ruto on his campaign trails to Mwiki in Kasarani Kiambu county on Friday, May 13, 2022. Photo: Courtesy}

The controversial MP went ahead to conduct an opinion poll on his Facebook page on who Kenyans think is the best suited to be appointed for the job.

Kuria ranked four candidates among them Justin Muturi, Kindiki Kithure, Anne Waiguru, and Rigathi Gachagua urging Kenyans to comment on whom they think will make the best deputy for Ruto.

It is not yet clear who Ruto is likely to pick among the best-fitted candidates from the Mt Kenya region. Among those who have been fronted for the big post include Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

But if the recent leaked Kenyan Kwanza Alliance agreement is anything to go by, then Justin Muturi could be out of the race.

It was reported that the alliance had settled on a UDA party presidential candidate as well as a running mate from the UDA party. Justin Muturi is currently the party leader of the Democratic Party DP.