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Three Counties Which Will Determine The Presidential Results Between Raila And DP Ruto(Opinion)

As the next year polls get nearer and nearer, political leaders and Political parties are busy realigning themselves by drawing their political plans which they will use to convince the voters to vote in their favor.

Political heavyweights normally identify their strongholds counties and Swaying counties. This will help them in calculating their political equations.

The registration of new voters by the Independent Electoral And Boundaries Commission (IEBC), started a few days ago ahead of the 2022 General Election. The number of registered voters is expected to increase.

Here is the analysis of three counties that will influence the outcome of the 2022 presidential results between Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto:

1. Nairobi County

According to the 2017 General Election, Nairobi had around 2.25 million registered voters. ODM party has been enjoying good support from the city. In 2022, the number of registered voters is expected to increase up to around 2.7 million. The county will have a great impact on the 2022 polls.

2. Kiambu County

Kiambu which was one of the Jubilee party strongholds had around 1.18 million registered voters in 2017. The number of registered voters will be expected to increase up to 1.6 million. Deputy President William Ruto is expected to get more votes going by the latest by-elections in the county. The county will play a huge role in the presidential outcomes.

3. Nakuru County

The country is expected to hit one million-plus registered voters ahead of 2022 polls. DP Ruto is expected to get more votes from Nakuru going by the voting pattern of the county by 2013 and 2017 compare with Raila Odinga.Any presidential candidate between DP Ruto and Raila Odinga who will get majority votes in the above three counties will be in a better position in succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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