Details of DP Ruto’s tour of Nyanza after hosting Raila to lunch

NASA politicians had criticised the DP for avoiding other parts of the country

DP Ruto with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga

A host of ODM legislators from the expansive Nyanza region have welcomed the visit that symbolizes a new dawn with Ruto ho has been a critic of the handshake deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta, alleging that it is a plot to scuttle Jubilee and kick him out.

This will be the first visit by DP Ruto who has previously shunned Kisumu, Siaya and Homa Bay counties has only been limiting his visits to Kisii, Nyamira and the two Kuria constituencies in Migori.

Migori governor Okoth Obado will host the DP in his county where he will launch the Kehancha-Migori-Muhuru road and address the public at different places.

The DP is also expected in Homanbay where plans are underway to receive him with different leaders welcoming his visit.

The Standard quoted Homabay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga stating that “He is welcome to Homa Bay, although I am out of the country”.

Homa Bay County Commissioner Irungu Macharia disclosed that arrangements for the tour were complete.

His previous visit to the region attracted criticism with Migori MPs led by Woman Representative Pamela Odhiambo  alleging that the DP was deliberately shunning particular regions perceived to be leaning towards opposition chief.

It is not clear if Friday’s lunch with Odinga was meant to prepare the ground for a warm reception given the differences that the two have shared public.

It is also not clear if the visit is infomed by last weekend's successful tour of the region by Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

Most recently, the DP made it known that he would oppose the calls for a referendum if its aim is to create a position for the former Prime Minister.

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