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Things Worsening For Ruto in Mt Kenya as Kanini Kega Makes Public What's Happening

The Mount Kenya region has already made up its mind regarding the person it will be backing for the presidency in next year's general elections, Kieni Member of Parliament Kanini Kega has said.

He is among the leaders from the region who have made public their preffered next President of Kenya, and has been campaigning for one of the leading candidates both inside and outside the region.

On Saturday, he said that the region has made it clear that it will be supporting ODM leader Raila Odinga, remarks he made while accompanying the former Prime Minister on his tour of Isiolo County.

The lawmaker added that on top of voting for him, the region is also anticipating that the same will be the case across the country and hopes that ultimately, the veteran politician will be declared President.

"Am here and am speaking on behalf of the mountain. As people from the mountain we have seen the future and we know who will be the next President, it will be Raila Odinga," said the legislator.

The observation, if factual, comes as bad news for Deputy President William Ruto, who has been frequenting the region in pursuit of its support and who has succeeded in wooing and winning over some of President Uhuru Kenyatta's allies.

It also means that Ruto might have to bid goodbye his presidential ambitions, especially with analysts observing that he will need almost all the votes the region can offer to beat Raila in the contest.

Already things are looking bad for the DP in the mountain after indications that Uhuru'l, the region's kingpin, and the powerful Mt Kenya tycoons are fully behind Raila's candidature.

Raila has also been seen holding big rallies in the region, in the company of leaders who have remained loyal to the President, which politicians and analysts say is an indication that he is gaining ground.

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