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29 counties Ruto will be banking on to win presidency.

Deputy President William Ruto with Kenya Assemblies of God Bishop Philip Kitoto at Imara Daima, Nairobi on September 25. [Photo/twitter.com]

Deputy President William Ruto has continued to put a spirited effort in his bid to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta when his second and final term comes to an end in 2022.

However, what is slowly emerging is that there are counties that the DP is targeting in his campaigns and the devolved units either wholly voted for the Jubilee Party in 2013 and 2017 or have a new crop of leaders supporting Ruto's presidential bid.

Since the conclusion of the repeat election on October 26, the DP has visited the 29 counties at least once as he continues to mobilise support for his presidential ambition.

These counties primarily include those in Rift Valley and Central where Jubilee received the highest number of votes during last year's election.

Other counties are those the party either shared votes equally with the opposition or simply received a sizable number of votes. 

If he manages to clinch majority votes in all the 29 devolved units, the former Eldoret North MP would have a bigger chance of occupying State House.

The counties include Laikipia, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Narok, Kajiado, Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Embu and Tharaka Nithi.

Others are Meru, Nyandarua, Nakuru, Nyeri, Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Isiolo and Bungoma.

There are, however, other counties that supported the opposition which, going by the number of leaders from there who are in support of Ruto's presidential bid may vote for the DP in totality.

They include Nyamira, Kisii, Lamu, Tana River, Kwale Samburu and Trans Nzoia.

Constitutionally, a presidential candidate needs to harvest at least more than half of all the votes cast in the election and at least twenty-five per cent of votes cast in each of more than half of the counties to be declared winner and president-elect.

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