Uhuru, Ruto camps intensify battle for vote-rich Maa region

Kajiado Governor Joseph ole Lenku (left) and Kajiado Central MP Memusi Kanchory in 2018 in Nairobi.  

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • In Maasai politics, clans are so important as they influence on who wins or loses elections.
  • Last week, Mr Metito, the longest serving MP in Maasai-land led a delegation of supporters to Mr Ruto’s Karen home

Deputy President William Ruto has received a boost in his fight for the Maasai votes after veteran Kajiado South legislator Katoo ole Metito ditched President Uhuru Kenyatta’s side for Tangatanga.

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