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Joshua Kutuny Career Hanging In The Balance After His Gamble To Dump Ruto For Raila Backfired

Former Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny ( Photo Courtesy)

He is one of the biggest casualties of the UDA yellow wave that swept across Rift Valley region during the August 9 general election.

Now left on an awkward political position after a humiliating election defeat, immediate former Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny is facing tough times ahead in the wake of that heavy loss.

Once the youngest MP in Kenya after trouncing the then sitting cabinet minister Kipruto Arap Kirwa in 2007, Kutuny was seen as a promising prospect in Kenyan politics.

At the age of 28 years at the time of his election, Kutuny was the youngest MP in the country at the 10th Parliament. But in 2013, he was tossed out by former athlete, Wesley Korir.

He would make a comeback in 2017 when he trounced Korir. But towards the 2022 general election, he fell out with Deputy President William Ruto even as he threw his weight behind former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's State House bid. From there, his political fate was sealed.

As he allied himself with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila, Kutuny became a marked man in Rift Valley. And though he was not ousted by a member of Ruto's UDA party, his open defiance to the President-elect to support the ODM leader, was enough to sink him.

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