It seems like the Mt Kenya region will have a big stake in the presidential elections this year and the presidential candidates seem to understand that so well. Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza and Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance have nominated their running mates from Mt Kenya due to the regions populous nature. Mt Kenya region boasts of millions of voters more than any other region in the country and any leader who commands the area will have their votes in their basket.
The latest polls done by The Star Newspaper has shown that the DP Ruto’s popularity has gown down by 7 percent, dropping from 60 to 53 percent. Raila on the other side has earned 6 percent more going up from 18 percent to 24 percent. The upward movement in Raila’s graph is an indication that the decision he made to work with Martha Karua as his running mate has started paying off.
Mt Kenya’s more than 5 million votes have a big role to play in this year’s general elections and Raila’s advisors seem to have a done a good job in persuading him to work with a politician from the region.
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