Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has claimed that former Prime minister and ODM leader Raila Odinga will get 60 per cent of the Mt Kenya votes.
Njenga dismissed sceptics alleging that Odinga has failed to woo the Mount Kenya region in his quest for votes ahead of the August polls.
He said that Odinga political ideologies have resonated well with the Mount Kenya residents.
“Tinga will get over 60 per cent. He can climb the mountain and he will be very successful. When others climb it with wheelbarrows, he will be climbing it with a tractor,” Njenga said.
“A tractor is a machine that goes on itself, but a wheelbarrow uses human strength,” Njenga told the Nation newspaper.”
He downplayed Ruto’s union with ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford-Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula, saying they do not have numbers.
“There will be a lot of fights in UDA because when Musalia was told to go and join UDA, he was promised the running mate post. Ruto has also told Rigathi Gachagua that he is going to be the running mate,” he said.
“Anne Waiguru, Martha Karua and Mwangi Kiunjuri are all lining up for the same. When Kenyans will realise the lies by these people, more troops will run away from them and they will be left in the wilderness alone.”
Njenga said that the former Kibera Mp remains the best candidate to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta whose second term is coming to an end.
“Initially, Ruto used to go round without any competitor, but now, Baba has emerged and he is moving around,” said Njenga.
“He understands all parts of Kenya and people know Baba. The youth understand him and we know he can do this job because he fought for what Kenya has today.”