Ruto Suffers a Big Blow After Rift Valley Leaders Dismiss His Presidential Bid, Rally Behind Gideon

TeresaKE

The country has less than 13 months to the next elections and different political leaders are chanting different routes to ensure that their 'tribes' make it to the next administration.

Deputy President William Ruto has been having a great command of votes and support from his backyard, the former Rift Valley Province, but now things seems to turn upside down.

Yesterday a section of leaders from Baringo County dismissed his presidential bid terming it a 'personal venture,' as they announced that they will be rallying behind Kanu's Chair Gideon Moi.

According to them, Ruto's single venture in the presidential race will lead the tribe to the opposition, compared to when they support Gideon Moi who has since met and is working with the One Kenya Alliance co-principals Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula, in addition to meeting the former prime minister Raila Odinga.

Others supported the ongoing talks between different parties arguing that politics is like a chess game, and it always starts from the boardroom, where different stakeholders table their grievances and interests before the match takes off.

In case Gideon Moi's influence in the region increases, Ruto's presidential bid might be in limbo.

TeresaKE operanews-external@opera.com