The dailies reported parties are scrambling to woo six million new voters ahead of the highly anticipated 2022 General Election.
Political stakes are high in the revamped United Democratic Alliance (UDA) strongholds as candidates eyeing respective seats in the 2022 General Election seek Deputy President William Ruto’s attention.
1. Daily Nation
Politicians in Mt Kenya are jostling for the UDA ticket, given the party’s perceived strength in the vote-rich region.
New entrants and incumbents have already indicated they would ditch the ruling Jubilee Party for the new outfit associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
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Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru and former Kiambu county boss Ferdinand Waititu have hinted they would seek the party’s flag in the upcoming polls.
Waiguru would face Purity Ngirici, an ardent UDA supporter, in the nominations.
In Laikipia, ex-governor Joshua Irungu and Laikipia West MP Patrick Mariru seek the party’s ticket for the gubernatorial seat while the senatorial seat has attracted two candidates, John Kinyua and Jane Putunoi.
Some aspirants, however, have bolted out for fear of being rigged out in the primaries.
2. People Daily
The same case has been witnessed in Rift Valley, with DP Ruto facing a dilemma as his allies hope to fly the UDA flag.
Political analysts opine the DP must tread carefully to avoid backlash from the electorate.
“The DP is walking a tight rope. Any attempt to endorse certain candidates will see a fallout in UDA, which will see some candidates vying independently,” political commentator Philip Chebunet said.
The UDA party is popular in Rift Valley, considering Ruto hails from the region.
3. The Standard
Winnie Odhiambo, wife of the late Nakuru doctor, James Gakara, suspected of killing his children, has been discharged from the hospital after she collapsed following the incident.
Winnie had been receiving treatment at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital High Dependency Unit (HDU).
She was away in Nairobi when the incident happened and was informed of her children’s death later.
A post mortem on Gakara’s body and that of the two kids is yet to be done as the hospital has demanded the family produces the next of kin affidavit.
The police had booked the deceased as an unknown person.
“We have obtained the affidavit and are now hoping the hospital will change the name for the rest of the processes to run smoothly,” family spokesperson Burton Njoroge said.
4. Taifa Leo
Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga, ANC boss Musalia Miudavadi and other party leaders have in the company of their allies been crisscrossing the country in search of votes ahead of the 2022 polls.
The police who had been tasked to ensure the measures are observed are reluctant to enforce them.
However, the officers haven’t been kind enough to ordinary citizens, some of who have died in their custody.
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