By Titus Too
Mistrust within the G7 alliance and emerging political realignments is causing confusion in the vote rich North Rift region.
There are mixed reactions among leaders in the region over shifts in political affiliations.
He said the electorate is now reading signs from individual leaders before coming up with a decision on the next political destination.
Chesingany singled out the recent elections of East Africa Legislative Assembly where two candidates from the North and South Rift lost in controversial competition between parties.
Speaking to The Standard on Thursday, Chesingany said three parties — United Republican Party (URP), Kanu and National Vision Party are popular in the Rift Valley Province and said its leadership should give a clear guidance.
Mayor William Rono of Eldoret Municipal Council said: “Serious parties allied to the G7 including URP, The National Alliance (TNA) and Wiper Democratic Movement among others will have their candidates meet at the ballot box.”
Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Justice Minister Eugene Wamalwa have already shown signs of drifting from the alliance.
Mayor Rono dismissed claims by Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo that he had been sidelined by URP leadership saying he should have his own presidential campaign plans.
Former Eldoret South MP David Koros said residents in the region should be firm in ODM and avoid “trial and error” parties.