BARGAINING POWER

Ruto's dilemma as Mt Kenya affiliate parties dig in

DP Ruto says he doesn't need a coalition, but Mt Kenya affiliates and analysts say he does if he wants to win State House

In Summary
  • Ruto headache as Mt Kenya bigwigs push for UDA coalition with their homegrown parties. They want to run their own candidates.
  • Tricky issue. Ruto needs the big, intact Mt Kenya vote bloc. If he yields, UDA's strength in Parliament will be diminished.

Deputy President William Ruto is in a fix with his Mt Kenya allies, who are playing hardball as they push for a coalition with his United Democratic Party.

In the clearest signal that the ...

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