With barely three months into Party primaries, Kuresoi South parliamentary seat has narrowed to three main contenders set to face-off at UDA party primaries.
They are the incumbent Joseph Tonui, former MP Zakayo Cheruiyot, and Nakuru County Finance Minister Dr. Peter Ketyenya.
According to analysts, the names of the trio have penetrated to the grassroots and they equally have finances to fuel seasoned campaigned.
Cheruiyot and Ketyenya who have both declared to have joined UDA are said to have been working on strategies and will soon launch their bid officially.
On the other hand, Tonui has intensified his tour of the four wards in the name of inspecting and checking projects. He has as well been attending local events.
While his presence or being close to the people might give him an upper hand, he will have a hard time explaining his scorecard and what he has done to transform lives apart from building school classrooms.
Cheruiyot still prides himself in the projects he initiated though he will still find it difficult to sail with his old squad whose reputation is said to have contributed to his failure in 2017.
“He is a good leader but he should remove barriers to be accessed. During the last term, he had people in every village who shielded us from accessing him” Kiptagich resident said
Ketyenya who emerged number two in the 2017 Jubilee party primaries is known for grading and murraming several roads at the constituency. He is associated with good performance but many say he went quiet while working at the County Government.
According to our sources, either of them has a chance and victory will depend on how they will play with their cards.
Others in the race are nominated MP Gideon Keter, Denis Mutai, and Robert Langat( NEMA).