Deputy President William Ruto remains one of the influential politicians in the country.

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Those opposed to his presidential bid will have to break their backs to stop him from ascending to Kenya’s top job.

As a maverick politician, the man from Sugoi has been strategising for the top seat for a period now and it seems he is ready to pay the price to take over the house on the hill.

From dethroning retired President Daniel Moi to becoming Kenya’s powerful number two, Ruto is a master piece for political science students.

In Kenya, the top positions in government have been a reserve of those who come from big families.

Ruto, however, has no such Royalty.As he prepares to take over state house, Nakuru is among regions he is targeting for support.

As such, Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri, Senator Susan Kihika, Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria, Njoro’s Charity Kathambi are all Ruto’s loyalists.

In fact, in all the 11 constituencies in Nakuru, only Gideon Moi’s brother who is Rongai MP Raymond Moi can be said to be out of the Ruto camp in the county.

Ngunjiri has been Ruto’s most vocal backer from the region as well as Kihika.

This means the DP will have an easy time penetrating the county.