For some time, pundits have argued that this is the only hope Ruto has, with the other being his Rift Valley backyard, because the other regions cannot be relied on.
He claims that the DP will need 90 percent voter turnout and 100 percent of the vote to be the next President, which explains his never-ending forays into President Uhuru Kenyatta's domain.
He acknowledges that the DP is very popular in the region, but believes that he will have to push it to ensure that he receives nearly every single vote, failing which he will have to settle for the opposition boss position.
He is among those who believe that the majority of the remaining regions cannot be relied on because they either belong to ODM leader Raila Odinga or are swing zones that will not benefit the DP.
However, his observation differs from that of some DP allies, who believe that he has a very good chance of becoming the next President even if he receives less than 50% of Central Kenya support.
Ruto's economic advisor, David Ndii, for example, believes that Ruto can still win with only 40 percent of the vote if he gets 85 percent in the Rift Valley.
Mokua, on the other hand, believes that even Ruto is aware of this, which is why he is doing everything possible to secure the Central Kenya vote.
He observes that Ruto, among others, has begun to avoid attacking Uhuru, aware that doing so could cost him, and has resorted to taking credit for the President's government's successes.
"Ruto has realized that continuous attacks on President Kenyatta have diminishing returns; that as Kenya looks at the scoreboard, he must reconsider his targets," he adds in an article published in The Star.
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