How Uhuru, Ruto falling-out is changing Nakuru politics ahead of election

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation from State House, Nairobi, in the company of Deputy President William Ruto and other government officials.

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What you need to know:

  • It was at the historic Afraha Stadium where Mr Kenyatta's TNA party and Mr Ruto's URP sealed their merger deal to form the Jubilee alliance that propelled them to power in 2013.
  • However, the fallout between Mr Kenyatta and Dr Ruto has resulted in tension in the county with the party’s targeted one million votes now split. 
  • It might be a blessing in disguise as the minority communities in Nakuru, which support Raila Odinga’s ODM party, have been sidelined in the last two regimes in terms of government appointments.

If there is one part of the country that is feeling the pain of the fallout between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto, it is Nakuru County.

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