Kericho Senator, Aaron Cheruiyot has said that the Raila Odinga led Rally in Eldoret was a big win for those who believe in non-tribal and regionalized politics.

In a tweet, the senator said Eldoret which is believed to be Deputy President William Ruto’s strong hold has already shown the way.

He added that violence planners in political strongholds of other candidates should be ashamed, adding that it’s time for them to mature.

Senator Cheruiyot said that he wishes the same spirit prevails, as DP William Ruto and his people move to sell the Hustler Nation agenda to other parts of the country.

“ODM's rally in Eldoret is a big win for believers of non-tribal and regionalised politics. Eldoret has shown the way. Violence planners of political bedrooms ought to be ashamed & mature up. As we meet hustlers in all corners of KE, may the same spirit prevail,” said Cheruiyot.

His remarks came after ODM leader Raila Odinga received a heroic welcome in Eldoret Town on Friday.

[Raila Odinga addressing residents of Eldoret Town]

Mr Odinga’s visit to Eldoret was a part of his Azimio la Umoja push that seeks to unite Kenyans from all walks of life, ahead of the 2022 general elections.

The former Prime Minister’s meeting started with a meeting with ODM delegates from the county of Uasin Gishu and Nandi before he went to address the city residents.

It was the first of a series of planned visits by Mr. Odinga to the region perceived to be Deputy President William Ruto's stronghold.