However, Deputy President William Ruto is the political leader who has made a lot of gains and in roads into the Mount Kenya region. Through his forged campaigns with President Kenyatta in both 2013 and 2017, the DP has made a lot of gains on the region in Central Kenya and his efforts were seen in the Kiambaa by elections where his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate won against that of Jubilee.
DP Ruto allies from Mount Kenya include Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa, Murang' a Senator Irungu Kang' ata, Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba, Githunguri MP Gabriel Kago, Nakuru East' s David Gikaria and Samuel Gachobe of Subukia.
According to the Saturday Newspaper, these leaders now want DP Ruto to form coalitions with other leaders in readiness for the elections. DP Ruto' s Mount Kenya allies have urged him to form alliances to increase his chances of winning the elections rather doing it all alone.
" Do not go it alone, Mr Ruto' s allies in Mount Kenya Region are now piling pressure on him to forge an alliance to shore up his chance of winning in the elections next year, " Saturday Nation newspaper quoted a section of the Mount Kenya leadera.
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