Kenya Kwanza Presidential flag bearer William Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua appeared to edge out independent candidate in South rift region when they called out their supporters to vote for UDA candidates on six-piece basis during the 9th August polls.
The UDA leaders urged their supporters to vote “six-piece suit” and ensure that he had enough legislators in Parliament, Senate and County Assemblies across the country to enable them to transact government business efficiently.
Ruto while addressing a mammoth rally at Kapkatet in Kericho said that he needed as many leaders as possible under UDA banner to marshal the strength to run government effectively.
“We in Central Kenya have decided that we will vote in six piece and no independent Candidate in our region, here in South rift you want to tell us you will vote in independent Candidates in some positions yet your son need your support than never before to capture the presidency,” Gachagua posed when he spoke.
The declaration has dwindled hope of many political independent Candidature in South rift, others who will suffer the same fate are leaders who are allied to Bomet first governor Isaac Ruto on Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM).
The move has also strengthened the support for Bomet Governor Prof. Hilary Barchok (UDA) who will face it off with Isaac Ruto (CCM) on 9th August 2022.
The Kapkatet rally was attended by among others Ndindi Nyoro, Kiharu MP, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Watangula, Kimani Ichungwa, Oscar Sudi, Kindiki Kithure, Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi, Senator Aaron Cheruiyot, Kipchumba Murkomen, governor aspirant Kericho Dr. Eric Mutai, Governor Samuel Tunai, Narok, Women rep’ Kericho Beatric Kemei, Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago, nominated Legislator from Narok David ole Sankok and Senator Samson Cherargei among others.
The Deputy President William Ruto said that should he win the presidency he will inject over Sh 200 million in agriculture and agribusiness, agroprocessing, value addition to spur growth and have more food on the table and surplus for sale.
Others who spoke at the rally were Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula who hit out on the Azimio leader Raila Odinga saying that UDA will win the next coming elections with a big margin.
By Dominic Cheres