For years, political analyst and political science master Herman Manyora has been highly aligned to ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga's camp.
However, the elite political analyst seems to have embraced the current reality in Mt. Kenya region, after coming out to admit that Deputy President William Ruto's influence in the region is still intact.
Manyora observed that the mountain is solidly behind Ruto at the moment and it is more likely that they will vote for him with over 80% comes 2022.
The political analyst said Mudavadi will likely get 30-40% of the region's votes should Uhuru endorse him, but the bigger percentage will still go to Ruto.
"If Mt. Kenya people are not convinced otherwise, they will vote for Ruto undivided. At the moment, Ruto enjoys over 80% popularity in the region. But even if Uhuru picks Mudavadi, then they are more likely they will give Mudavadi 40% and the rest to Ruto, They still love him a lot" stated Manyora.
On Raila Odinga, Manyora said he is less likely to get good votes from the region owing to the recent relationship between most of the residents and Raila.
He however, maintained that the chances of a region producing their own candidate in 2022 are still high. According to Manyora, should such a move arise, then most of Mt. Kenya people will likely stick with their own.
"But if one of their own comes up, then it is also possible they will remain united under their own. I already suspect and I can see them picking their candidate. If Uhuru will give them an alternative, they will divide votes between the person and Ruto but Raila will likely not win Central Kenya at the moment," he said.
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