President William Ruto faced stiff opposition in the Mt. Kenya region despite receiving more than 50% of the vote there since the opponent’s camp included some of the most powerful figures. Uhuru Kenyatta, a retired president, Martha Karua, a leader of Narc Kenya, Sabina Chege, Peter Kenneth, Jeremiah Kioni, and Peter Munya all helped rally regional support for Raila Odinga. However, since winning the election, William Ruto has been raiding Raila’s base in an effort to increase support for the 2027 election.
Members of Parliament and ten Jubilee members from the Mt. Kenya area, led by Sabina Chege, have endorsed William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua. Following a meeting with Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua at his offices, these members of Raila’s camp decided to cooperate closely with Ruto’s administration to ensure that the region experiences advancements. In recent months, a large number of Raila’s supporters have formally expressed their allegiance to the administration. Thus, there won’t be much challenge to Ruto and Gachagua’s leadership.
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