Joshua Kutuny's arrival into the national political stage in 2007, when against all expectations, he trounced powerful Agriculture Minister Kipruto Arap Kirwa to win Cherangany MP seat. That marked the beginning of his checkered political career.

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At just 30 years, Kutuny became the youngest MP in the country. As a member of the Orange Democratic Movement party where then Eldoret North MP William Ruto was an integral member, the duo forged a close political relationship. 

With the relationship of ODM leader Raila Odinga and Ruto becoming frosty, Kutuny became one of Raila's fiercest critics even as Rift Valley politicians walked out of the orange party.

His re-election bid suffered a major blow in 2013 as he lost the seat to athlete Wesley Korir. However, as a vibrant member of the Jubilee coalition, President Uhuru Kenyatta came to his rescue as he was appointed presidential adviser on political matters.

He would make a political comeback in 2017 when he defeated Korir on a Jubilee Party ticket. But since then, his relationship with the DP has not been good.

At a time majority of Rift Valley politicians have rallied behind Dr Ruto, Kutuny has opted for the Raila-Uhuru political axis. And when the time comes, he doesn't shy away from taking the DP head-on. 

During the Saturday BBI rally in Mombasa, the firebrand lawmaker never hesitated from throwing jabs at the so-called Tangatanga political camp, when he accused them of hypocrisy and asked them to be sincere in their intention to support the Building Bridges Initiative.

" I've never heard them ask Baba ( Raila) for forgiveness when they called him witch" ( Sijaona wakiomba Baba msamaha wakati walimwita mganga).

With 2022 fast approaching, it remains to be seen whether the vocal lawmaker will reconcile with the DP. If not, will he survive the Ruto wave in Rift Valley?