DP Ruto allies force Uhuru to cancel plans at last minute
Uhuru plans were disrupted following information that the two leaders
Mr. Kenyatta who was attending the military pass out parade at Moi Barracks opted to fly to the location instead of campaigning on the road as earlier anticipated.
The decision was reached after it was established that rival camps for Uasin Gishu Gubernatorial seat, that is incumbent Governor Jackson Mandago and Bundotich Kiprop, popularly known as Buzeki had recruited youths to heckle each other.
Mandago and Buzeki have been at loggerheads and there are fears that this could cause a split in Jubilee.
Reports indicate that residents had paraded along the streets to receive the Head of State but were left disappointed.
Sources privy the information divulged the local politicians had gathered their ‘armies' in case President Kenyatta endorses either of the two leaders.
Nonetheless, Uasin Gishu county commissioner Abdi Hassan noted: “We have tight security in the region as usual, and we had no reports to that extent”.
Buzeki, who is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, lost to Governor Mandago during the Jubilee primaries and has since stated that he will vie as an independent candidate.
At the same time, Mandago has threatened to rally MPs in the area to vote for the Opposition following the DP’s allegiance to Buzeki.
President Kenyatta is expected to hold a meeting with Mandago and Buzeki in a bid to quell the tension.
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