Political Observer and Governance Expert Dennis Nthumbi now claims that time is not in favour of Raila Odinga's Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance camp, in bid to 'flush off' Deputy President William Ruto's popularity from Mt Kenya Region.
Nthumbi holds the view that Ruto, his UDA party and the Kenya Kwanza Alliance camp have pocketed the region's votes, and nothing will change that fact within the remaining less than 34 days in to the August 9 general elections.
Speaking with K24 TV on Wednesday morning, Nthumbi argued that Raila is still unsellable in the region, and the better he will realize that his traditional bases are licking in favour of Ruto the better as moving to consolidate them will save him a lot.
"As at now, the voter is decided on ideas and who they will vote for. You cannot use the remaining time to convince people on who they should support, it's time to consolidate votes."
"I can say without a doubt that Mt Kenya is not a battle ground, it has been rain-fenced for Ruto. So Raila is only wasting his time, there is no need of going there just to be seen."
Nthumbi further claimed that Raila's rally in Nyeri on Tuesday was fully attended since government had unleashed its machinery to woo the residents in to attending the rally that was led by Raila and his running mate Martha Karua.
"During Raila's yesterday visit to Nyeri, the entire provisional administration was mobilized to ferry people to the rally. Chiefs were told to close businesses and take people to these rallies, so there is use of force and state machinery. This is a move that should be contested as it infringes the constitution."
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