The battle for the Western vote bloc intensified this week, with DP William Ruto and Raila Odings’s camps invading the region.
DP Tuto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance that consists of Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula on Saturday held a mega Kakamega town just three days after traversing the county.
On Tuesday, Kenya Kwanza campaigned in various parts of Western including Ikolomani, Mumias, Khwisero, Lugari, Likuyani, Butere and Shinyalu constituencies.
The Azimio La Umoja Movement led by ODM Deputy Party leader Hassan Joho, on the other hand, was in Busia county, where Ruto’s camp was on Tuesday.
The key focus on the three million registered voters point to the key role the region will play in the August presidential election.
While DP Ruto bagged Mudavadi and Wetang’ula, the two parties are bleeding as their MPs and supporters decamp to newly formed DAP-K party, which is linked to Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa.
The party leaders are the Ford Kenya rebels Wafula Wamunyinyi and Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu.
It remains to be seen whether the defections in ANC and Ford Kenya in favour of the Development Action Party will tilt the scales in favour of Azimio movement.