Governor of Elgeyo Marakwet Alex Tolgos has become the first politician in the Rift Valley to use Raila Odinga’s photo on his campaign posters.
Tolgos, who is running for the Elgeyo Marakwet Senate seat on a Jubilee party ticket, pledged to promote Raila’s gospel in an area mainly perceived as Deputy President William Ruto’s stronghold in a billboard that has gone viral.
Tolgos’s bold move comes at a time a good number of leaders allied to Raila Odinga, have conveniently decided to hide their affiliation with the former Prime Minister for fear of political backlash in their respective bases.
Following Raila’s decision to pick NARC Kenya Leader Martha Karua as his running mate, most aspirants from Mount Kenya and Rift Valley, have opted to use her photo in their campaign posters.
Tolgos urged Rift Valley residents to accommodate all political factions and their leaders, saying they should not get mad at him for speaking about Azimio politics in Ruto’s backyard and being Raila’s point-man in the region.