CAMPAIGNS

Ruto’s team to embark on campaign trail from Wednesday after a break

In Summary

• The alliance had cancelled its engagements with Kenyans ahead of the August 9 elections in order to allow all Kenyans to mourn the late President Mwai Kibaki.

• On weekend, the team will be in Bungoma County for economic forum at Nzoia Guest House on Saturday and later address a public rally in Busia town, and another public rally in Vihiga.

ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi shares a light talk with Deputy President William Ruto during the economic forum in Vihiga county at Nyang'ori PAG church headquarters on April 21, 2022.
ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi shares a light talk with Deputy President William Ruto during the economic forum in Vihiga county at Nyang'ori PAG church headquarters on April 21, 2022.
Image: MARTIN OMBIMA

Deputy President William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza Alliance team has announced that they will resume their countrywide campaigns on Wednesday after a one week break following the death of the former President Mwai Kibaki.

In a program issued on Monday evening, the alliance said that their first campaign will be in Kisii, where they will engage with the locals in an Economic Forum.

On Thursday, the team will tour Nyamira County before traveling to the Western region, where they will address Busia residents and later have two rallies in Kakamega County.

During the weekend, the team will be in Bungoma County for economic forum at Nzoia Guest House on Saturday and later address a public rally in Busia town, and another public rally in Vihiga.

On Sunday, the DP and his team will attend a church service in Trans-Nzoia County and later on address various groups in an economic forum before a public rally in Moi’s Bridge.

The alliance had cancelled its engagements with Kenyans ahead of the August 9 elections in order to allow all Kenyans to mourn Mwai Kibaki who was buried at his Othaya home in Nyeri County on Saturday.

The alliance had planned a four-day campaign tour in Vihiga County, covering Bungoma, Busia and Kakamega until Sunday, April 24.

Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party started its engagement a day after Kibaki was laid to rest.

On Monday, Azimio presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga led the team to campaign in Kirinyaga and Laikipia Counties.

Raila promised the locals that his team will launch the Azimio’s manifesto in a weeks’ time that they will use in his presidential bid to urge Kenyans to back him to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.