August 9

Ruto cries foul, claims he can’t campaign in Luo Nyanza unlike Raila who is storming his backyard

Monday, August 1st, 2022 15:38 | By
'I am confident of winning'-Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto on a campaign trail. PHOTO/Ruto (@WilliamRuto)/Twitter.

Deputy President William Ruto is crying foul a day after his main rival Raila Odinga stormed Eldoret holding a mega rally that was attended by thousands of Azimio supporters.

The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential candidate received a warm reception during his campaign in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, on Sunday, July 31.

Thousands of residents turned up at Huruma Grounds to listen to the Azimio team sell their agenda to the electorate ahead of the forthcoming August 9 polls.

Raila and his running mate Martha Karua stormed Eldoret town after addressing a rally in Nandi Hills, where the Azimio team equally received a grand reception.

Eldoret falls within the vote-rich Rift Valley region and is considered a stronghold of Raila's Kenya Kwanza rival William Ruto.

Ruto says he can't campaign in Raila's backyard

UDA presidential candidate and politicians allied to his Kenya Kwanza outfit on Monday, August 1, 2022, took their campaigns to Eldoret just a day after the Azimio team shook their stronghold.

Ruto claimed that he could not campaign in Raila's Nyanza strongholds, unlike the Azimio presidential candidate who freely campaigns in his Rift Valley backyard.

The Deputy President said he has been avoiding the Nyanza region because of the violence witnessed when he last toured Kisumu in November 2021.

"It is unfortunate that we cannot go to Kisumu, Siaya, Nyanza, Homa Bay and Migori because our good friend who pretends to be a democrat cannot allow anyone to go to his backyard. We have tried to go. "As the deputy president, I cannot go to Nyanza because they stoned my vehicles," he said.

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