The recent political development in the North Rift is giving Jubilee party sleepless nights as area residents are sharply divided on who to support between Gov. Mandago and Buzeki.
Politics is a game of numbers and any smart politician understands this very well. Governor Jackson Mandago has shocked very many Jubilee inner core and circles by endorsing a NASA candidate for Langas Ward in Uasin Gishu County ,he accuses the current MCA of working behind the scenes with his closest rival Mr. Buzeki to undermine his chances of getting another five year term.
He tore into the current MCA of Langas ward and went ahead to endorse the NASA’s candidate and has managed to convince all other Opposition and independent aspirants to back Mr. Charles Abwonji and face Jubilee’s Francis Muya.
The new development has left many Jubilee supporters in an awkward position and some are left to ponder either to support their Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta or Nasa’s Raila Odinga.
Mandago’s endorsement of Charles Abwonji has sent different signals which is now tearing apart the former solid Jubilee Zone.
The populous town which is also cosmopolitan and a home to a majority of Kisii’s, Luhyas, Kikuyu and Luo communities. Whoever this communities vote for will get a major boost and will also be a game changer on who takes the Gubernatorial position, and MCA positions in the vast County.
Governor Jackson Mandago got an endorsement from the Nasa luminaries led by Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka in their recent rally held at 64 Stadium in Eldoret town and riding on that tide to woo the residents in the suburbs of Eldoret town who are perceived to be NASA supporters, especially the Kisii, Luo and Luhya communities.
Mr.Buzeki is also putting a spirited fight to ensure he wins the hearts of the communities because his deputy is from the Kikuyu community and arguing that he will ensure that his government will include all members of different communities residing in Eldoret and rumours has it that he is being fronted by the Deputy President William Ruto.