Deputy president Dr William Ruto has won big in his quest to be the fifth president of Kenya after residents of Malava constituency in Kakamega county declared their position on an individual they would support for State House race in 2022 general elections.
This follows after the locals alleged that they had finally resolved to rally behind Dr Ruto in the next polls instead of Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi who also holds similar ambitions as the DP.
According to one of men identified as Khamala who spoke to Channel 7 News TV East Africa, the deputy president would garner at least 100,000 votes in 2022 presidential elections in Malava constituency alone.
They argued that Dr Ruto was the most suitable presidential candidate because he had demonstrated sheer capability while serving in his current capacity as the country's second in command.
Khamala asserted that Dr Ruto had stood with the residents of Western Kenya in thick and thin. He cited the burial of the late former Soita Shitanda as one instance where the DP availed himself to mourn and support the family monetarily.
Another unidentified man who is a resident of Tande ward noted that the deputy president had been on the forefront making development inroads into the region where he had delivered on a good number of promises. In his observation, Dr Ruto deserves to be elected as president in 2022 because he had a proven track record.
"DP Ruto has the capacity to be the next president of Kenya unlike Mudavadi," said Khamala.
However, they blasted Musalia Mudavadi for failing to address problems facing them yet they had been supporting him overwhelmingly in all the previous elections.
The move by Malava residents to declare Dr Ruto their defacto leader is a blow to Mudavadi who hails from the region because he has lost crucial ground that could have leveraged his chances of becoming the next president.
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