Ruto is possibly witnessing something he never imagined would happen in the Mount Kenya region. Politics, in any case, is a game of interest, dominance, and survival. Ruto’s allies in the Mountains are strategically positioning themselves ahead of the August elections, including the ability to control the majority votes and counties. This is hurting Ruto’s presidential campaign because his supporters are boycotting his rallies.
Moses Kuria of the Chama cha Kazi party and William Kabogo of the Tujibebe Wakenya party did not attend Ruto’s Mount Kenya rally today. Yesterday, Mwangi Kiunjuri of the Lenya Service Party and Irungu Nyakera of the Farmers Party of Kenya called for crisis talks, citing discrimination against mountain leaders.
Following these events, William Kabigo and Moses Kuria have formally informed DP Ruto that they will withdraw their support for Kenya Kwanza until their demands are met.
Mr. Kabogo does not support Ruto’s choice of Gachagua as a running mate, claiming that he is a dictator who will cause Ruto to lose the majority of Mount Kenya’s support. Exiting leaders have promised to campaign against Kenya Kwanza in the Mountains by publicly humiliating and demonizing the coalitions.