With less than 20 days to the general elections, Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui has said that this election has brought a mixture of feelings to Mt Kenya
According to the governor, this is the first election without a formidable Mt Kenya presidential candidate, it has brought a mixture of feelings ranging from confusion, anxiety, and despair. This position is unfamiliar and uncomfortable.
“With barely three weeks to elections, a number of scenarios are predictable. Focus will now shift to the immediate lower seats such as governor and other legislative positions. This will be the first line of defense. “ He said
“Unlike in the past when the region voted with eyes closed as long as they got the presidency, it will be different.”
“The party is the other line of defense that will be critical in negotiating community interests. With the looming exit to the house on the hill, the community is unlikely to find much comfort in away parties that define and confine them to being political squatters.”
Lee said that most Mt Kenya electorates are shifting their allegiance towards home parties..
The Outspoken governor indicated that the electorates will shun Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party