Nakuru County is one of the highly populated Counties in Kenya but overtime, it has been ignored by the
political parties it affiliates itself to. In 2013, Jubilee harvested plentiful from the voters basket likewise to
PNU in 2007. The County has remained loyal to her Mt. Kenya brothers in every election year, giving all the
necessary political backup, sacrifices and support to presidential candidates from the region. The same
support is expected in 2017 where the County is currently deemed as a strong hold of jubilee party headed
by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In all key available government positions and especially the Cabinet Secretary positions, there is no
appointed person from Nakuru County. The County has politically remained in a comfort zone where its
current leaders show no interest in higher positions. This is the main reason their Mt. Kenya counterparts
override them in every meaningful political decision.
Jubilee Party has settled for William Ruto (WSR) as its presidential candidate in 2022, but have not agreed
on who would deputise him. Mt. Kenya politicians are already in the game on who is capable of holding the
deputy president position but back in Nakuru County, every politician is at comfort, no more ambition than
the current political offices they are holding.
The time is ripe for Nakuru County to be represented in the higher office, Apart from Kiambu, no other
County bosses many registered voters and affiliated to Jubilee than Nakuru County. Its leaders should now
negotiate with Mt. Kenya counterparts to be given the Deputy President position in the year 2022 for being
loyal to them for a very long time. It’s payback