The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Laikipia el­ders, led by Mun­yiri Mu­titu, have said they will sup­port Se­na­tor GG Kariuki in his re­elec­tion bid. “He is one of our el­ders. We have sup­ported him for a long time. We will sup­port him in his bid to de­velop Laikipia to higher stan­dards,” he said. Political an­a­lyst Martin Waichungo said Kariuki’s an­nounce­ment he will seek re­elec­tion is likely to be a game changer in Laikipia pol­i­tics be­cause the se­na­tor has a huge fol­low­ing, espe­cially among the el­derly. “He has all along been a re­spected politi­cian in the re­gion and he has the fi­nan­cial mus­cle to cam­paign. It is, there­fore, up to other can­di­dates to change their political tac­tics,” he said. In June, busi­ness­man Simon Mithamo said Kariuki should re­tire from pol­i­tics and be­come an ad­viser. Mithamo, who is eye­ing the se­na­tor seat, said Kariuki has been in pol­i­tics since first Pres­i­dent Jomo Keny­atta’s rule.

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