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Rift Valley MP Makes Sudden U-Turn, Rejoins Ruto's Camp

President Uhuru Kenyatta ( Photo Courtesy)

After many months of an uncharacteristic silence, Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter is back with a surprising political move which could have a bearing on the 2022 State House contest.

A fiery MP known for his anti- Deputy President William Ruto stance, on Saturday, Keter emerged from his political silence to endorse the DP for the presidency ahead of the next general election.

A longtime backer of President Uhuru Kenyatta in a key Ruto stronghold, Keter's recent declaration could mark the beginning of new political realignments in Rift Valley.

The surprise move by the youthful MP comes at a time a good number of Rift Valley region politicians have found themselves under intense pressure to back Ruto or risk being swept away by the United Democratic Alliance party wave in 2022.

Alongside Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny, Keter was one of the only few legislators in the region that had rebelled against Ruto and remained fully behind President Kenyatta. But with the latest development, the DP appears very keen to consolidate his turf and ring fence it from Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga's plans to make inroads.

With Keter " back home", it remains to be seen if Kutuny will follow suit.


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