Is President Uhuru Kenyatta grounding DP Ruto with his state projects directive?

Ruto has been traversing the country launching projects hence the 'kutangatanga' remarks by President Kenyatta

Reports indicate that the well-placed sources who did not wish to be named are concerned that just like the ongoing purge on corruption, the directive is politically motivated and could hurt DP Ruto’s bid.

The message of development has often formed part of the DP’s speech when launching state projects and could be one of his campaign selling points.

Analysts have also opined that the directive could ground the DP who has been traversing the country launching various projects hence the ‘kutangatanga’ remarks by President Kenyatta.

A look at the DP’s engagements over the weekends reveal that if he is often donating millions in harambees, launching new state projects or promising projects to wananchi across the country.

With the new directive, the number of projects launched successfully completed is expected to drop, hence hurting his bid.

The president made it clear that his directive is aimed at stopping wastage of public resources and the common practice of launching new projects before finishing ongoing initiatives.

The president and his deputy seem to be reading from the same script amidst reports of a looming fallout in Jubilee over the fight against corruption and lifestyle audit.

Although DP Ruto has always maintained that he is always briefed on any upcoming decisions, the freeze on government projects appears to have caught him off-guard.

As the president was announcing that “There will be no new projects that will be embarked on until you complete those that are ongoing”, the DP was in Navakholo, launching yet another state project.

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