It appears the independence Party, KANU, is not dead after all.
In Kalenjin, the heartland of KANU politics, frustrated residents are said to be slowly but determinedly heading back to the cockrell party as URP leadership fail to live up to people’s expectations.
The bone of contention is that Deputy President William Ruto has created an elite political hegemony whose capital is in Nairobi while the backyard remain in perpetual limbo of ‘what next’.
Kalenjins, correspondents from the ground claim, are fed up with the ‘number two’ tag and the continuing efforts to blame them for all ills bedeviling Uhuru regime.
Gideon Moi, seen as heir apparent after President Uhuru Kenyatta, is also said to have heightened his political activities and is convinced by 2017 he will be at par, if not, way ahead of the Deputy President.
Gedion is said to have got the backing of several MCAs and First time MPs and is making inroads in several parts of the expansive Rift Valley.