Kenya: What’s really behind Ruto’s charm offensive on Raila’s home turf?

By Jeff Otieno
Posted on Thursday, 19 January 2023 15:03

President Ruto speaking in Nyanza region on 13 January 2023 (photo twitter: State House)

After bagging the vote-rich Rift Valley and Mt Kenya regions, President William Ruto is now targeting opposition leader Raila Odinga’s stronghold, dishing out goodies and popularising his ‘development-driven’ agenda. Will he succeed in pulling the rug from under Raila’s feet?

When President William Ruto visited Homa Bay County on 14 January, he was given several symbolic gifts, including a 200kg Nile perch.