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Mt Kenya Leaders Put on Notice, Told What's Coming if Seen With Raila

Those thinking that ODM leader Raila Odinga can get even a portion of the Mt Kenya vote are very wrong, allies of Deputy President William Ruto have said.

Both leaders seem very interested in the Central Kenya vote, which analysts say will play a huge role in deciding who takes over as next President.

Both Ruto and Raila have as a result been making rounds in the region, with Raila now managing to get a section of area leaders as his allies and pointmen.

It is this group, which also includes seven of the ten governors, that has been campaigning for him, holding that he is gaining ground in the area.

But Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has said that this is not the case, holding that the region is fully behind Ruto and those campaigning for Raila will be punished.

"At the Coast we are already done with him but we have seen him being taken around here (Nyeri County) by about three MPs. Let such people pack their bags because while the people will be sending Raila back to Bondo next year they too will be sent home. They will have to go with him," she said on Saturday.

She made the remarks while accompanying Ruto to Mathira in Nyeri, a county which only a week ago played host to Raila and leaders allied to him.

Area MPs working with him in the county include Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu and Kieni lawmaker Kanini Kega, who are also known critics of Ruto and allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Jumwa's remarks were echoed by Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata, also present, who claimed that the entire Mt Kenya region is in Ruto's corner.

This, he said, is because the region is having a number of serious problems, including those touching on agriculture, which only the DP address.

"We are telling Raila that our people have picked Ruto. He cannot sort our problems because we know want he stands for and it's anti-development," said the senator.

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