Don’t ex­pect uni­form vot­ing pat­tern next year – Rutto tells Ju­bilee lead­ers

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley -

Bomet Gov­er­nor Isaac Rutto has said the Ju­bilee Party should not ex­pect to sweep all seats in the Rift Val­ley as has been wit­nessed in past elec­tions. He said the tra­di­tional “uni­form vot­ing pat­tern”, in which votes ral­lied be­hind lead­ers of a popular party is long gone. Rutto said vot­ers, es­pe­cially in the Rift Val­ley, are now in­formed and will only vote for vi­sion­ary lead­ers who can help them achieve their agenda, re­gard­less of the par­ties they are in. “Ev­ery­one is free to seek votes on any party. This time round it will not be as easy as Ju­bilee might think, peo­ple know the kind of lead­ers they want,” Rutto said. He spoke dur­ing the re­cep­tion of the AGC Church na­tional chair­per­son Grace Koech at her Longisa home on Satur­day. Rutto was ac­com­pa­nied by MCAs Stephen Chang­morik (Longisa), Robert Metet (Silib­wet) and nom­i­nated MCAs Beatrice Che­bo­mui and Hellen Taplilei. He said the de­ci­sion to fold up URP prompted him to form the CCM party to fight for the rights of the com­mon man.

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