Nairobi gubernatorial race is turning out to be an ugly scenario for Jubilee Party thanks to unending feuds between aspirants Mike Sonko and Peter Kenneth, threatening to hand easy victory to the incumbent Governor Evans Kidero (ODM).
But forget Nairobi for now, another county is proving to be a bigger headache for the ruling party.
The Narok gubernatorial race is proving to be tighter and messier for the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led JP as Governor Samuel Tunai faces off with Chama Cha Mashinani’s Patrick Ntutu, if pictures from their two events on Monday offer a hint of what’s going on on the ground.
Monday, March 20 officially set things rolling in Maaland as the two major rivals held parallel rallies in the company of political bigwigs.
Governor Samuel Tunai who is defending his seat on a Jubilee Party ticket, is facing an uphill task as he bouts with Narok West MP Patrick Ntutu of Chama Cha Mashinani in what is proving to be an entertaining political duel.
Tunai set the ball rolling with a re-election campaign launch at Narok stadium, an event that saw several Members of Parliament and dozens of MCAs turn up to show support.
Present were MPs Korei ole Lemein (Narok South), Ken Kiloku (Narok East), Gideon Konchellah (Kilgoris), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Alice Nganga (Thika Town) and Esther Gathongo (Ruiru).
Meanwhile, Ntutu was accompanied by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, West Pokot Senator John Lonyangapuo, Raymond Moi (Rongai) and Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat joined CCM’s Johan Ngeno (Emurua Dikirr) in a mammoth rally held at Suswa in Narok East.