The ongoing fights among UDA politicians in Nakuru County that were occassioned by the recently concluded party primaries forewhadows how the camp will terribly lose to Raila’s Azimio wing in August 9 polls.
During these highly disputed nominations, supremacy battle publicly played out between Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri and the county’s gubernatorial candidate Susan Kihika with the later becoming the most critical casualty.
The Karen ghosts have ganged up to finish her influence.
The enmity between the two continues to protract with the latest occurences indicating that the fight is sponsored by Karen insiders. DP Ruto is not ready to solve their differences and so it remains irreparable until both front soldiers are floored in the forthcoming elections.
All Ruto’s allies and staff in Nairobi appear to have disowned Kihika. Today, Ruto’s photographer called Naitwa Mwangi proudly posted a photo of Ngunjiri,Liza and Tabitha Keroche who had visited Karen.
Many UDA suporters have decamped to Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s camp, claiming that Kihika was unfit to unite the county.
Each of them, had rivalled preferred candidates in the nominations at the constituency and ward levels. Kihika is said to have been against sitting MPs: Jayne Kihara, Joseph Tonui, Martha Wangari and Charity Kathambi who are all allies of Ngunjiri.
Rongai’s nominee Paul Chebor AKA Mamba was on Kihika’s side having been Sam Mburu (Kihika’s husband) long time friend.
Liza Chelule (Woman rep) who believed Kihika backed her rival Flora, has crossed to Ngunjiri’s camp. She has started attacking her wherever she goes.
Both Ngunjiri and Susan who are Ruto’s captains in Nakuru are gradually losing touch with the ground and they have seasoned opponents who are day by day advancing their campaigns.
Kihika will face-off with Governor Lee Kinyanjui, who banks on his unbeatable development record, being calm and a unifying factor to all communities.
Lee who will defend his seat on Jubilee ticket also enjoys the support of President Uhuru who is likely to bankroll his campaigns. The President is a resident of Nakuru.
With a list of life-changing development projects set for commissioning in all the 55 county wards, Lee will undoubtedly recapture win the hearts of electorate.
Ngunjiri who has insulted and called names President Uhuru uncountable times, according to local analysts will lose to a youthful Irine Njoki, a well-connected contractor who has won the hearts of Bahati locals and enjoys support of Nairobi bigwigs.
Woman Rep Chelule, who won UDA ticket, banks on zero development record. She never started even a single notable project in any of the 55 wards. Due to this, She will lose to Jubilee’s Agnes Njambi.
Ruto’s Nakuru brigade besides having no development records, are divided opening a pandora box to their rivals.
This shows that Ruto’s UDA will surrender gubernatorial, Woman Rep, Bahati seat among others to Jubilee candidates giving a plus to President Uhuru and Raila.
In Kuresoi North and South, politicians who lost among them Zakayo Cheruiyot, Gideon Keter and Moses Cheboi have released videos indicating that the winners stole the votes with the support of Ngunjiri.