West pokot governor John lonyangapuo has formed his own political party in preparation of the next general election. The hilarious governor is the party leader of Kenya Union party. The newly formed party publicly endorsed Raila Odinga presidential bid during a consultative meeting at Kapenguria in West pokot county early this month.
ODM Party leader Raila Odinga has suffered yet another setback after a section of Elders opposed his recent endorsement. The Pokot Elders under the Umbrella of Pokot council of Elders are now claiming that they were not consulted over the endorsement of Raila Odinga. Their remarks comes moments after Raila finished a meeting with MT Kenya elders together with Luo elders in Nyeri County.
On Monday, November 22, both Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto took their 2022 presidential campaigns to the former Rift Valley province. While ODM leader Raila Odinga was in the North Rift region, DP Ruto camped in the South Rift. Odinga, together with West Pokot Governor Professor John Lonyangapuo, presided over an 'Azimio La Umoja' forum.
According to the latest report from The Standard Digital, it was reported that there are a list of Governors who may now face difficulties to secure re-election come 2022. It was reported that their fate lies in the hands of the Senators who are set to challenge them come 2022 general election.
Lonyangapuo Leaves Crowd In Stitches With Hilarious Speech Shortly Before Handing Raila A Memorandum
As he accompanied the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for a road rally in Makutano town after a successful conclusion of the 'Azimio La Umoja' West Pokot edition in the afternoon of today on November 22nd, the West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo treated his audience with instances of comical presentations in his speech regarding what's going on.
Orange Democratic Movement party leader was in Rift Valley the previous week where he visited West Pokot County. The veteran politician popularized his Azimio la Umoja initiative as he looks to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta if he manages to beat DP Ruto in the upcoming polls. He was received by West Pokot governor Prof John Lonyangapuo and Senate Majority Leader Hon Poghisio who vowed to support his 2022 presidential bid.
Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto launched separate campaigns on November 23. While Ruto was in Kericho, Raila went on a tour of the west pilot, which is expected to be Ruto's stronghold. He was greeted by area governor John Lonyangapuo and held a meeting with hundreds of Kenya Union Party (KUP) delegates at the Kishaunet showground before speaking to the Makutano people.
As we approach the 2022 general elections, many politicians and other aspirants have already started to make early moves to either maintain their various elective posts or clinch to new positions. In West Pokot county, the race to dethrone the incumbent governor John Lonyangapuo has been taking the new shape.
Photo: Facebook Speculations have been high after West-Pokot Governor, Prof. John Lonyangapuo attended Raila Odinga's 'Azimio La Umoja' event in Kapenguria. On Monday, Nov 22, Lonyangapuo pulled a surprise and graced Odinga's event to expectation was likely to snub as known to many is from North Rift, region perceived to be strongly behind his 'rival' DP William Ruto.
The 2022 general elections are now edging closer with less than ten months remains to the 9th August 2022 general elections. There will be contentions for presidency, governors, senators, women representatives, members of parliament and members of county assemblies but the most interesting one is the presidential race.
Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is a bill that was seeking to amend the new constitution of Kenya of 2010 through a referendum. The bill became a product of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Odm leader Raila Odinga who were the main proponents. BBI reggae was shut down by the High Court judges who ruled out saying the bill was, unconstitutional, null and void before the Court of Appeal also upheld the high court ruling.
Another governor from the Kalenjin side of the Rift Valley has said that it will be hard to beat ODM leader Raila Odinga in next year's presidential contest. It's worth noting that the region is considered the turf of Deputy President William Ruto, who is also in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Today West Pokot county in the Rift Valley region has been the host of Azimio La Umoja rally spearheaded by right honourable former prime minister Baba Raila Amollo Odinga and his close liutenants led by Suna East member of parliament Junet Mohammed. In the rally West Pokot governor John Lonyangapuo has joined his Elgeiyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos in Raila's camp, before forming his own party, John Lonyangapuo was the only Kenya National African Union (KANU) party governor before breaking ranks with the independence party.
A political split has emerged among Pokot elders, with one group opposing the recent endorsement of ODM leader Raila Odinga as the 2022 presidential candidate. According to the Pokot Council of Elders, there was no wider consultation on the matter before Raila was endorsed. This comes after West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo, Pokot South MP David Pkosing, and former Tiaty MP Asman Kamama launched the Kenya Union Party (KUP) and declared their support for Raila at the Azimio la Umoja event at Kishaunet Show Ground in Kapenguria.The elders, on the other hand, claim that Lonyangapuo and Pkosing are hiding behind the new party and Raila's endorsement to avoid facing corruption charges.
Hon. Raila Amollo Odinga is a renown politician and democrat who has vied for presidency almost four times unsuccessfully in the country. Raila's moment seems to be here following the massive support he's receiving across the country as he popularizes his presidential bid through the Azimio la Umoja initiative.
After one group objected to ODM leader Raila Odinga's recent endorsement as the presidential candidate for 2022, a political schism has emerged among Pokot elders. Raila was endorsed without wider consultation, according to a group called the Pokot Council of Elders. This comes just days after West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo, Pokot South MP David Pkosing, and former Tiaty MP Asman Kamama launched the Kenya Union Party (KUP) in Kapenguria and declared their support for Raila during the Azimio la Umoja event.
The Pokot Elders under the Umbrella of Pokot council of Elders are now asserting that they were not confered over the endorsement of Raila Odinga. Their remarks comes moments after Raila finished a gathering with MT Kenya older persons together with Luo elders in Nyeri County. The elders have further abstracted Governor Lonyangapuo and MP David Poghisio for presuming for the support of the antagonist leader without following the right process.
The orange democratic movement party leader Hon Raila Odinga today held a rally in West Pokot County where he was welcomed by a huge crowd. According to the news which was shared on the social media platforms, the former prime minister Raila Odinga was escorted by the west Pokot governor Hon John Lonyangapuo.
Deputy President William Ruto has been earnestly campaigning for the presidency for some time now. He wants nothing less than to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta. So he's been traversing the country, trying to persuade people to vote for him, but he hasn't been paying regular visits to his own Rift Valley backyard.
West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo hosted Raila in Kapenguria, West Pokot. This move by Lonyangapuo is going to be a huge boost for Raila's presidential ambitions. First of all, West Pokok has 4 constituencies which are Kapenguria, Sigor, Kacheliba, and Pokot South.