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William Ruto takes Kakamega by storm as Martha Karua paints Eldoret blue

by Amos Khaemba

With 57 days to the General Election, leading presidential candidates are crisscrossing the country in the hunt for votes.

On Sunday, June 13, the Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential flag bearer William Ruto stormed Kakamega County where thousands of residents turned out to welcome him.

Kakamega County which is the most populous county in the Western region is considered a stronghold of the ODM leader Raila Odinga.

But the Kenya Kwanza team is well determined to dethrone the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential flag bearer from the region.

The former Eldoret North MP addressed a huge rally at Bukhungu stadium where he revealed that it was the ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula who proposed that 70% deliverables as contained in the Kenya Kwanza alliance agreement.

“Even the agreement that we signed with Mudavadi and Wetangula, I allowed them to say what they want since I was ready to grant their request,

“The two leaders had even suggested that they will deliver 95 percent of the Western Kenya votes. But I told them no, let’s put it at 70 percent.” DP Ruto said.

While DP Ruto was receiving a heroic welcome in Kakamega, Raila Odinga’s 2022 presidential running mate Martha Karua was painting his home county of Uasin Gishu blue.

At one point the Narc-Kenya leader surprised many when she abandoned her vehicles and campaigned on foot through the streets of Eldoret.

The Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential running maye walked for more than three kilometers waving to residents and urging them to vote for Raila in the coming August polls.

Addressing thousands of Uasin Gishu residents at Huruma grounds in Eldoret, Karua warned against electing leaders based on tribal affiliation.

“We are all children of one house called Kenya and competition like in politics should not cause disunity,” Karua said

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