Ahead f the 2027 general elections, Jubilee Party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni has asserted that President William Ruto is losing support in Mt Kenya due to unpopular policies, potentially jeopardizing his status as the region’s preferred presidential candidate.
In an interview on Spice FM, Kioni highlighted the dissatisfaction among Mt Kenya residents, suggesting that the opposition could capitalize on this sentiment. According to him, individuals who previously supported the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) might switch allegiance and become agents for Azimio, the opposition coalition.
Kioni firmly believes that Mt Kenya will play a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of the 2027 elections, emphasizing the potential impact of residents who have said “enough is enough.”
“Let me tell you that even though they may not take part in demonstrations, the people who will force the guy (President Ruto) out, will be Mount Kenya. The percentage of people who have said enough is enough is beyond what we had imagined,” he stated.
Kioni cautioned against internal disunity within Azimio, emphasizing that any divisions would only benefit Kenya Kwanza, a political entity not further elaborated in the provided information.
Meanwhile, Mt Kenya is grappling with a political dilemma over its leadership. A supremacy battle has emerged between Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro.
Over 15 members of parliament from the ruling UDA party have reportedly endorsed Ndindi Nyoro to replace DP Gachagua as the UDA running mate in 2027, with plans for Nyoro to eventually succeed President Ruto in 2032.