William Ruto Five places where Ruto was heckled and chased away in 2016 alone

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The deputy president, William Ruto is one of the most visible leaders today and even harbors presidential ambitions come 2022, however there are areas in this country, where Ruto is deeply unpopular, so unpopular that the residents of these areas won’t hear none of the DP.

  play Deputy president of kenya, William Ruto (Newsweek)

Politicians have always been urged, begged and even beseeched to keep their eyes on the price but should always keep their ears firmly on the ground.

The deputy president, William Ruto is one of the most visible leaders today and even harbors presidential ambitions come 2022.

he actually considers himself quiet popular and flashes his charm every time he ascends on a political podium, crying, boosting, ridiculing or selling his manifesto to woo Kenyans to vote for him come 2022.

play Deputy President William Ruto addresses crowd at a past event (media max)


However there are areas in this country, where Ruto is deeply unpopular, so unpopular that the residents of these areas won’t hear none of the DP words, Ngo! Choosing to heckled the born again leader to silence.


These are just a few areas William Ruto would only receive meagre votes.

1. Garissa

play an aerial view of Garissa town (Partners International)


This northern part of kenya is the latest to show its displeasure with Ruto. The Deputy President was on Monday heckled and booed by angry youth during his visit in Garissa County where he had gone to launch projects.

Ruto had hardly stood to speak than youth stated chanting the name of Mombasa Governor, Hassan Joho in a clear hit at Ruto who also wants to be President in 2022.

The youths took Jubilee shirts inscribed with the “Tuko Pamoja” slogan and tore them into pieces.

2. Tharaka Nithi

play Kathwana residents protesting against Deputy President William Ruto's statement (kenyans)


Any leader who wishes to be the president of Kenya, has to either win, rig, tamper, do anything in their power to win the vote rich basket of tharaka nithi. Ruto is not popular in this region currently following his remarks.

Angry residents went up in arms, following Ruto remarks which suggested that the government acknowledges Chuka town as the county's headquarters instead of Kathwana, when he attended a fundraiser at Kaare Secondary School.

Carrying placards with CORD leader Raila Odinga's image, the residents complained that the Jubilee government had abandoned the region, vowing to support Odinga in the 2017 election.

"We are assuring Raila Odinga that Tharaka will be his stronghold in 2017 and he is welcome any day," one of the protesters stated.

Tharaka Nithi has had with Jubilee empty promises and would rather sleep without chewing miraa than endure another jubilee 'dry spell'

3. Kakamega

play Bull fighting in Kakamega (Pinterest)


This is another region which William ruto is deeply unpopular. During the burial of former housing minister, Soita Shitanda Ruto was booed in the presence of president Uhuru during the burial ceremony.

According to Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale, Ruto was heckled by the crowd for “trying to counter” him in his home ground, Waza reported.

The secretary general of Central Organization of Trade Union, Francis Atwoli has accused Ruto of disrespecting the luhya community and vowed to  campaign against him in the land of Abaluhya.

The mulembe residents would rather be goored and trumped by their bulls than listen to Ruto

4. Kericho

play Kericho county (Softkenya)


Despite this region being found in the rift valley, where the deputy president is perceived to be the kingpin and enjoys popular support.

The residents of green kericho begs to differ. During a consultative meeting held early this year Ruto received a hostile reception in Kericho, where South Rift leaders accused him of abandoning the region after Jubilee ascended to power.

During the Kericho By-election the Jubilee brigade and the deputy president were repeatedly booed. At Lelu Primary school where he had gone to campaign for JAP candidate for example, the crowd turned hostile and sang KANU songs raising the famous one finger salute chanting ‘jogoo’! Jogoo! Jogoo!

Police had difficult time controlling the surging crowds that forced the DP to take cover.

Kericho residents would rather drink sugarless tea with no milk than listen to another 'Serikali imetega' from Ruto


5. Mombasa

play mombasa county skyline (capital fm)


The coastal region of Mombasa is an opposition stronghold despite numerous attempts by the government to wrestle the vote rich turf from ODM, Mombasa governor, Hassan Joho is also a bitter rival of the DP and has repeatedly come out to launch scatting attack against Ruto calling him a land grabber and corrupt.


Early this year when president Uhuru was in mombasa and Nairobi senator, Mike sonko stood on the podium and insulted Joho, hundreds of women the next day poured onto the streets of Mombasa and strongly condemned the 'mannerless' senator, it seem Ruto has not learnt from this lesson.

Furthermore Joho has vowed to face off with Ruto in the 2022 presidential race.

These polite folks of mombasa would prefer sitting on top of the sharp pointed apex of Mombasa tusks than listen to Ruto and jubilee foot soldiers insult their 'sultan'

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