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Raila's Ally Lonyangapuo in Dilemma After Ruto's Massive Reception in West Pokot (Photos)

West Pokot Governor John Krop Lonyangapuo could have been exposed on Friday after a multitude of people turned up to welcome Deputy President William Ruto in his county.

Ruto, who is on a charm offensive visit to the county, started his visits at Sigor before proceeding to Chepareria area and later Makutano town all in West Pokot.

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It was, however, the massive reception that Ruto received in the region that seemed to have disapproved of Governor Lonyangapuo's recent comments that West Pokot is an Azimio la Umoja zone.

Speaking recently when he hosted Raila in Kapenguria for Azimio la Umoja meeting, Lonyangapuo assured the former premier of the region's full support, claiming that the Pokot people were in his Kenya United Party KUP, which had decided to support Raila's presidency.

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However, Ruto's visit to the region he calls home seems to have sent an alternative message to Lonyangapuo, who until recently, was still one of Ruto's ally from the region.

And as one way of ensuring Lonyangapuo is sent packing on August 9th, Ruto drummed up support for his UDA candidate Simion Kachapin, who was also received warmly by the locals.

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Among the leaders present were MPs Samuel Moroto (Kapenguria), Lilian Cheptoo (West Pokot), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Peter Lochkapong (Sigor) Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu), Samson Cherargei (Nandi), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Former Governor Simon Kachapin,Julius Murgor (former Kapenguria MP), Philip Rotino (former Sigor MP ) among others

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