Raila’s Azimio La Umoja One Kenya party and Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza alliance appear to be fighting for the presidential seat. Both sides have a strong team that will deliver a victory in the general election on August 9th. Ruto will be hoping to succeed his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta. On the other hand, Uhuru’s backing for Raila ensures the former prime minister’s victory in August.
One of the regions with divided votes is the central region. Raila Odinga has received support from President Uhuru, Martha Karua, Peter Kenneth, and Peter Munya, among others from the region. However, after ten years of working with the current President, William Ruto has garnered widespread support. He has the backing of Anne Waiguru, Irungu Kang’ata, Rigathi Gachagua, Moses Kuria, and Ndindi Nyoro, all of whom are from the Mt Kenya region.
As the election approaches, The Star Newspaper reports that Raila Odinga is trailing William Ruto in the Mount Kenya region with 28.5 percent. Only four months before the general elections, William Ruto is still leading the presidential race in the Central Region, ahead of his main opponent Raila Odinga. Ruto intends to keep his lead in the region for the foreseeable future.