The presidential race in Kenya today is seen as a two race horse. The first is headed by the opposition chief Raila Odinga with the back up of the state and the other side is under the deputy president William Ruto who has declared his interest and is Keen on succeeding president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Here now comes a third force from the One Kenya Alliance that comprises of Kalonzo Musyoka, Wickliffe Mudavadi, Gedion Moi and Moses Wetangula. There stand to go for the presidential election has got direct impact on Raila Odinga and the deputy president William Ruto. Now if it's something to go by then Deputy president William Ruto gains a lot from. there stand as follows:
If Mudavadi will be the preferred candidate in One Kenya Alliance, the. Raila will lose heavily in his Western Kenya giving Ruto an upper hand in the region. Mudavadi also controls parts of the central hence Raila will also lose in central as he expects president Uhuru's endorsement.
Where Kalonzo Musyoka will be the preferred candidate, Ruto and Raila will equally lose heavily in eastern Kenya and lose partly in Mombasa, northeastern, and Nairobi regions where he has influence.
There stand therefore means Ruto needs a running mate from the central region to win the forthcoming elections. For Rail to win, OKA must support him and forgo having a candidate of there own.
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