In what many analysts are only now acknowledging to be an Achilles heel for the Jubilee Government, the comeback of Kanu as a major player in the political seen couldn’t have been foretold any sooner.
A more or less dormant volcano over the past thirteen or so years, partly because of the exit of former president Moi from the political scene, the party is being tipped to be a major gainer in next year’s general elections, as it feeds off of the failures of the Jubilee Alliance in the rift valley and surrounding regions.
The signs of this perceived threat have never been more evident than after Kajiado West Residents protested what they termed as being sidelined by the Jubilee Government. They now want the government to fast track the execution of development projects in the region and ensure fare distribution of resources.
The residents further threatened to team up with their counterparts in Kericho to join Kanu, alleging that the Jubilee alliance has betrayed their loyalty.
Eyes are now on deputy president William Ruto to nip this emerging problem that is Kanu in the bud, as the going gets ever tougher for the Jubilee Coalition ahead of next year’s election.