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Nakuru: Governor Kinyanjui Shouted Down By Pro-UDA Locals When He Campaigned For Raila's 2022 Bid

Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui has found himself in a humiliating situation after Pro-UDA residents shouted him down when he attempted to campaign for former prime minister Raila Odinga's 2022 presidential bid.

In a video that was doing rounds on Facebook, on Sunday, Kinyanjui was seen and heard addressing the locals at an undisclosed locality in the county. He was telling them of his future political plans as the date for next year's general election nears.

The first time governor informed that crowd that he had decided to ditch the ruling party Jubilee for a new outfit referred to Ubuntu Party Forum. He reminded that he will seek re-election using the party.

Further, Kinyanjui noted that the residents of Nakuru held a divided opinion on whom they should support for the country's fifth president in 2022.

He called on them to throw their weight behind Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader because he had already made up his mind to campaign for him.

However, the governor's sentiments irked the crowd which started dismissing him. They started chanting slogans praising deputy president Dr William Ruto-led United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

"We do not entertain Raila here. We need UDA. UDA! UDA!".

He was forced to moderate his speech because the chants had become noisy and chaotic.

This is a blow to the county boss because it implies that his re-election is in jeopardy for decamping to Raila's team yet the move does not resonate with the electorate.

This comes after Kinyanjui joined Jubilee remnants like his Laikipia, Kiambu and Nyandarua counterparts Nderitu Muriithi, Dr James Nyoro and Francis Kimemia in endorsing Raila to succeed Uhuru next year.

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