More than 700 professionals from Elgeyo Marakwet County have endorsed Azimio leader Raila Odinga for the presidency in what is emerging as a heavy political blow to DP William Ruto.
Elgeyo Marakwet is a region perceived to be Ruto’s political bastion.
The professionals from the Keiyo and Marakwet communities met in Eldoret where they made the declaration.
They noted that they believe it is only Odinga who would help resolve challenges in the region especially banditry in Kerio Valley.
They also backed Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos who is vying for the Senate seat in the region against incumbent senator Kipchumba Murkomen. Tolgos is vying on a Jubilee ticket.
The professionals and key political leaders from the region were led by their patron Dr John Kibosia who is a former CEO of the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.