The 2022 State House race is shaping up fast, with the ‘Kieleweke vs. Tangatanga’ supremacy battles becoming its dominant character trait lately. One of the main characters in this political play definitely has to be DP William Ruto, who from day one made clear his ambitions to occupy the house on the hill come 2022.
Having already captured the Rift Valley and Mount Kenya votes, basing this claim of course on the way his allies are oozing with confidence every weekend in different functions. The former Eldoret North MP is now focused on amassing additional votes from the perceived Opposition strongholds.
The Coast and Western regions have been the beneficiaries of Ruto’s futuristic ingenuity, but banking on the elusive grip of the vote rich Mulembe Nation, Ruto has pitched camped in this part of the country, harvesting new point men with the latest acquisition being former Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale.
So what do these frequent visits to the region actually mean? Javas Bigambo, a governance expert-cum-political analyst gives his PERSPECTIVE.