Vote for DP Ruto To The Last Man – Mandago tells North Rift Locals

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has called upon electorates from the North Rift to come out in large numbers and vote for Deputy President William Ruto to be the country’s 5th President of Kenya.

Speaking in Nandi Hills on Wednesday evening, Mandago lamented that voters in North Rift counties usually don’t come out and vote.

He however asked them to this time around vote to the last man.

Mandago speaks to locals in Nandi Hills on June 15, 2022.

Mandago says the Kenya Kwanza team is targeting a 95 percent turnout for the region which is considered a key stronghold for the DP.

To ensure the target is met, the county boss who secured the UDA ticket for the Uasin Gishu senatorial seat asked locals to take responsibility for mobilizing others, door to door to come out to exercise their civic rights.

The Governor cited the current high cost of living as one of the key areas the Kenya Kwanza Government has a plan and agenda to address, should it win the August 9 poll.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago.

Calls for locals to support DP Ruto to the last man come just days after a section of politicians from the region claimed it was no longer Kenya Kwanza’s stronghold.

Speaking during an Azimio rally at Huruma Grounds, in Eldoret town, which was graced by the coalition’s running mate Martha Karua, the leaders among them Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos and former powerful minister Sally Kosgey said DP Ruto was slowly losing his grip on the North Rift, and the entire Rift Valley region.

From the kind of reception Karua has been given, it’s clear this region is no longer anyone’s stronghold. Last time Odinga got about 25 percent but come August 9, he will amass more than 40 percent,” Tolgos said.

Azimio running mate Martha Karua addresses locals in Eldoret on June 12, 2022.

The North Rift is made of Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot and Turkana counties.

Two of the current governors in the region are allied to Azimio – West Pokot’s Prof. John Longyangapuo who is seeking re-election on his Kenya United Party (KUP) and Tolgos who is vying for the Elgeyo Marakwet Senate seat on a Jubilee party ticket.

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