WILLIAM RUTO AND THE RIFT VALLEY FIGURES
By Kiberenge Jnr
That Rift Valley is a vote rich region is an undisputed fact. But to argue that William Ruto controls Rift Valley is a blatant fallacy, a fabrication and an injustice to solid facts, so to speak. It’s even more ridiculous to insunate that the 2.8 votes Uhuru garnered in Rift Valley region were delivered to him by one William Ruto. In plain language, this is utter distortion of facts.
A critical analysis of the Rift Valley political demography, the registered voters and the voting patterns exposes William Ruto as highly overrated, over valued and grossly over estimated political amatuer.
Back to the figures now: Did Uhuru garner 2.8m votes in Rift Valley? Yes. Did William Ruto deliver 2.8 votes to Uhuru in Rift Valley region? Big NO. Rift Valley includes Kikuyu dominated County of Nakuru where Uhuru garnered the largest number of votes in Rift Valley- 638,721, as well as other counties that have a sizeable population of Kikuyus including Laikipia and Uasin Gishu. Precisely, the total number of kikuyu voters in Rift Valley is slightly over 1m. So did Ruto deliver 1m kikuyu votes in Rift Valley to Uhuru?? Your guess is as good as mine.
Secondly, Uhuru garnered a big chunk of votes in Narok, Kajiado,Samburu and Turkana. The Masaais, Samburus and Turkanas in this counties have demonstrated that they have little time for Ruto. In fact, Masaais demanded that Uhuru should go there to ask for their votes without Ruto, and Uhuru did exactly that. The voters in this counties voted for Uhuru because they wanted him and not because of Ruto. Uhuru garnered a combined 636,376 in the Counties of Narok,Kajiado,Laikipia, Samburu and Turkana. The counties that are solidly behind Ruto in Rift Valley and which he delivered to Uhuru are Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Bomet and Kericho where Uhuru garnered a combined 1.1m votes. Overall, Ruto delivered to Uhuru about 1.5m votes in Rift Valley- on the higher side, that is if we are to be too generous in overrating him.
Ruto overrates and misrepresents himself. Like the Nazi War Criminal Propagandist Joseph Goebel, he believes in propagating propaganda as a way of achieving his political goals