Elgeyo Marakwet is one of the counties that are located in the Rift Valley region of the country and it is majorly dominated by the Marakwet and Keiyo community. Politically, the county is the background of Deputy President William Ruto and the United Democratic Alliance party. As we approach the August 9th general elections, the race to succeed the outgoing governor Alex Tolgos who is serving his last constitutional 5term has been taking the new shape.
Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos had a rough time addressing mourners in Eldoret on Friday after his speech was cut short by irritated mourners. This was after Tolgos, who is supporting Raila Odinga's Azimio la Umoja movement, told off a section of UDA leaders who had lectured him over his stand.
As Reported by a local publication, a vocal senator from Ruto's North Rift region who readily defends him on social media pages has panicked and has since retreated to the village after his governor declared interest in his seat. However, as we have been closely following the political unfolding in the country, it is Elgeyo Marakwet county governor Alex Tolgos who recently declared Interest in Kipchumba Murkomen's seat.
ODM leader Raila Odinga (l) and Dp Ruto at a past event photo/file ODM leader Raila Odinga has more followers in Rift valley region than what Kenyans expect, Elgeyo Marakwet County Governor Alex Tolgos has said Addressing the media today, the county boss said Raila Odinga is a politician who has more followers in all parts of the country including in Rift valley region who are now his partners and no doubt for Raila to win presidency in the next general elections
ODM leader, Raila Odinga is championing his presidential bid in Narok a head of August elections. He is expected to sell his Azimio la Umoja agenda to the area residents. Raila is on a tour of Narok County which is one of the Rift Valley regions that is considered as Ruto's bedroom.
Elgeiyo marakwet county governor Alex Tolgos has been on the limelight since he vowed to drum support for Azimio la umoja and Raila's Presidential Bid. Governor Tolgos has always been castigated by the Riftvalley Region leaders who are allied to the deputy president. They (leaders) want him to support Ruto but Tolgos has been firm in his decisions on who he will support.
Deputy President William Ruto has postponed his Friday's visit to Eldgeyo Marakwet county. The DP was expected to visit Governor Alex Tolgos' county, where he was to launch different projects as well as to empower women and youths from the North Rift county. Announcing the news on Thursday afternoon, the host and Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Governor Wisley Rotich said the decision to cancel Ruto's visit was reached at after some consultations.
Deputy President pointman Hon Didmus Barasa clashed with Elgeiyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos in Uasin Gishu county where the duo shared a podium. They were attending an event when they were given a chance to address residents who were at the present. Taking to the podium, Kiminini Member of Parliament Hon Didmus Barasa completely destroyed Governor Alex Tolgos for supporting Raila Odinga Azimio la Umoja.
Deputy President William Ruto should not expect the entire Rift Valley region's vote come the August poll, Elgeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos has said. This comes at a time when the DP is seen as the kingpin of the Kalenjin-dominated part of the valley, and likely to perform very well in that region.
ODM leader Raila Odinga's presidential bid for the elections slated for August is increasingly becoming a reality, a Kalenjin Rift Valley governor has said. Raila recently made it public that he will be in the race, with among those he will have to beat to emerge winner being Deputy President William Ruto.
Elgeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos will be vying for the county's senate seat on a Azimio La Umoja movement ticket. Governor Alex Tolgos is serving his last term in office as the county chief. He was first elected on a URP party ticket in 2013 polls and retained his seat in 2017 polls using Jubilee party ticket.
Raila and his 2022 campaign brigade allegedly convene at Naivasha for Azimio La Umoja consultative forum
The former prime minister Raila Odinga and his 2022 presidential campaign brigade are convened in Naivasha for Azimio La Umoja consultative forum ahead of August polls. The consultative meeting is graced by ODM party leader Raila Odinga. Several strategic matters concerning Mr. Odinga 2022 presidential campaigns will be discussed in the meeting.
The former prime minister Raila Odinga will be tommorow be storming the Riftvalley Region in the vote hunting mission and enlightening people to be registered as voters ahead of the coming election. The Azimio la umoja crusader will be accompanied by his allies across the country. Leaders from the region are also expected to be present.
Tensions are high in the United Democratic Alliance party camp as the Azimio La Umoja Group prepares to hold a shopping drive in the Rift Valley. According to those in charge of organizing the meeting, it will serve as a springboard for many more to come aimed at bolstering Azimio's position in the huge region.
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has received a massive boost in his presidential bid after 30 governors endorsed his candidature. Drawn from across the country, they have termed him as a great and longtime defender of devolution. Twenty five governors held a consultative meeting at a Naivasha hotel today, some of them include.
" Am Ready To Leave Any Elective Position To Campaign For Raila " Rift Valley Governor Tells Kenyans
As the country prepares for the general election in 2022, many Kenyans believe the presidential race will be a two-horse race between Raila Odinga and William Ruto. The DP and the former Prime Minister have been campaigning hard across the country, and today, Baba will make it official whether he will run in that tight race or not.
Elgeiyo marakwet county governor Alex Tolgos had sworn his allenges to the Former prime minister Raila Odinga and he (Tolgos) said that he is fully behind the Azimio la umoja that is being spearheaded by Odinga. This came amid speculations that the governor who is serving his second term is planning to run for the senatorial seat.
According to a local publication, a vocal senator from Ruto's North Rift region who frequently defends him on social media panicked and fled to his village after his governor expressed interest in his position. However, since we have been constantly monitoring the country's political developments, it is Elgeyo Marakwet county governor Alex Tolgos who recently expressed interest in Kipchumba Murkomen's seat.
Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga has devised a new method to help him make successful campaigns in the Rift Valley region which is a stronghold of the deputy president. As he will be touring the region, he will use the elders and long time trusted supporters to harvest in Ruto's backyard.
Deputy President William Ruto concluded today his three days visit to Westen Kenya. The second in command has been transversing the country to drum up support for his presidential bid. And now, Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Governor Hon Wesley Rotich has revealed that the scheduled DP Ruto visit to Elgeyo Marakwet County tomorrow has been postponed until further dates.