Deputy President William Ruto is set for a two-day tour in Mt. Kenya East, amid political fallout in the region that threatens its unity.
Ruto will be in the region to market his presidential bid ahead of next year’s general elections.
On Saturday, the second in command will visit Tharaka Nithi county, where he has lined up a series of activities.
He will proceed to Embu County on Sunday, where he is expected to preside over fundraisings, attend church functions, hold roadside rallies and get a brief on a membership drive for his party, UDA.
According to lawmaker Cecily Mbarire, all is set in place, and the residents are ready to receive the deputy president.
“The people of the region are looking forward to receiving the deputy president. In this region, they know nobody else who has stood with them for the last nine years. He has shown commitment and willingness to address our issues and has also been a friend to the people of entire Mt Kenya,” said Mbarire.
National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, recently crowned as the Mt. Kenya region spokesperson, had announced his presidential bid. Muturi’s allies proposed that the region should acquire a new party.
Reports emerged that they plan to take over the Restore and Build Kenya party, which was once led by former Education Principal Secretary James ole Kiyiap©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.