With exactly seven months to the general elections. Political temperatures are high across the country as the candidates are busy realigning themselves in the alliances that will help them win back the seats in the August polls. The deputy president William Samoe Ruto has been enjoying massive support countrywide , being escorted with hosts of MPs before other candidates announced their bid.
However,he has been dealt a blow once again after MP Paul Katana ditched United Democratic Alliance to rejoin back to ODM party. Last week, the MP accompanied Raila to a rally at Mwatate, Kilifi County where he was received back to ODM.
“I know many things have been said over my short stint in UDA. I am an ODM life member and I am back home. As a leader you need to go where the interests of your people are well taken care of," he said.
The deputy is heavily losing support at the Coast, especially Kilifi County which overwhelmingly supported Raila in 2017. Katana has been a foot soldier of the deputy in the region tasked with organizing campaigns in the region. The only remaining strong supporters of Ruto in Kilifi are Aisha Jumwa( Malindi) and Owen Baya of Kilifi North.
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