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Ex-MP Kimani Ngunjiri Speaks on How Ida Odinga Influenced Ruto's August Poll Win

After a rigorous exercise entailing scrutiny and verification, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that out of the dozens who had expressed their desires to succeed Kenyatta II, only William Ruto (UDA), Raila Odinga (Azimio), George Wajackoya (Roots Party ) and David Mwaure (Agano party) managed to meet all needed requirements.

Of the aforenamed quartets, political telescopes were largely concentrated on ex- NASA chief principal and his erstwhile student and liutenant turned foe, challenger and critic.

Raila relied on Azimio workforce and his glowing camaraderie with Uhuru to actualize his Statehouse bid with Samoei investing on his populace among the downtrodden popularly identified as the Hustlers.

Various pundits and pollsters indicated that 2022 Statehouse race was Raila' s but contrary to their projections, the man from Sugoi carried the day after managing to hit the constitutional set mark of 50+1%.

Whereas pro- Raila fans were certain that the veteran was bound to strike the desired target, Ruto was of a contrary opinion and in one of his periodical meet the people tour in Kasarani stadium, he confidently affirmed that from where he was standing, it was succinct clear that the clown was his.

How did Ruto' s prophecy came to pass when all looked bleak? In a latest media discourse, former Bahati Member of Parliament disclosed that Samoei managed to outscore Azimio candidate largely because Ida Odinga brushed wrong shoulders months to August poll.

According to Kimani Ngunjiri, Ida' s anti- church establishment earned Ruto a paltry 200, 000 votes which made the difference in the last tally. Worth a mention, the statistical difference between Kenya Kwanza candidate and Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition party leader was barely 235, 000 votes and going by Ngunjiri' s sentiment, Ida' s proposal for the closure of churches rubbed the wrong shoulders and this consequently gave Ruto a breakthrough.

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