President Uhuru Kenyatta ( Photo Courtesy)
The Juja constituency by-election in particular must be a wake up call for the country's most powerful man. Just how did he end up losing an election in his own county? Where did it go wrong?
It appears like Uhuru's relationship with Deputy President William Ruto must have contributed to the loss.
At the time Uhuru and Ruto launched a joint ticket to State House in 2012, the unwritten agreement was that Uhuru would back Ruto for the top seat at the end of his term. But this appears to have changed.
With the duo's relationship breaking down, there is no guarantee that Uhuru will back Ruto to succeed him.
Uhuru's right hand men led by Jubilee Party vice chairman David Murathe have ganged up against Ruto, saying that the DP will not be the next occupant of State House.
But with Ruto already having created a power base in Mount Kenya, the President's move to "betray" his DP appears to have antagonized his support base.
Perhaps in the minds of Mount Kenya voters, how did Uhuru end up turning against the man who helped him become President?
And to vent out their anger, Mount Kenya voters must have used the Tuesday by-election to send a clear message to the President over his fallout with Ruto.
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