Details have emerged on the person who made Raila's Laikipia tour successful, according to a local publication, Lee Karuri, the man who led The Kibaki Tena campaigns is currently in Raila's camp and is among the tycoons bankrolling his campaigns.
According to the publication, Karuri is a businessman whose investments are mainly in the real estate industry owing to his architectural background. The Chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), is a holder of a degree in architecture from the University of Nairobi.
He is also in the hospitality business and is the Chairman of Resorts and Cities and has interests in Longonot Gate, Migaa Golf Estates, Makuyu Ridge Resort Cities, among others.
Karuri is also interested in politics, according to the source, he was an advisor to the former president Mwai Kibaki and mastered lobbying skills which has made him a hot cake in the political scene.
The tycoon is also said to be very influential and knows how to mobilize when it comes to vote hunting. This could be the reason behind Raila's successful tour of the region which has always been perceived to be against him.
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