Deputy President William Ruto went on the rampage on Friday during his visit to Meru County, warning leaders from his Jubilee party who he accused of working with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Nation reported that DP Ruto issued the firm warning during a harambee he presided over at Meru the National Polytechnic on Friday, October 4. 

Dp Ruto who was clearly disturbed with the trend went on the rampage, slamming the politician who he accused of working with Odinga to fight against development.

In a thin-veiled attack, DP Ruto trailed his guns on Odinga, making him part of the agenda of his development tour that many have alleged are part of his 2022 campaigns.

"Kenya cannot be run by tales but development. I have come to Meru several times and I will keep coming until I streamline the issues affecting this county.

“As Jubilee leaders, we were elected on the promise of delivering development and all of us must do that. The rest have nothing much to do but to make noise," Ruto said.

File image of Maina Kamanda addressing the press shortly after endorsing Bernard Okoth for the Kibra parliamentary seat

DP Ruto snubbed by senior government officials during key function

The DP made the remarks at an event that was snubbed by key government officials and county leadership. Only a junior official was on stand-by to receive the DP with both Governor Kiraitu Murungi and his deputy Titus Ntuchiu missing in action.

Ruto’s first stop was at Meru Level Five Hospital where he inspected the construction of an Intensive Care Unit by the county government of Meru.

DP Ruto at Meru Level Five Hospital on Friday, October 4. The County's top leadership skipped the event

Conspicuously absent were the county leadership under whose management the facility falls with the Meru County director of events Al Hajj Mwendia representing the county leadership. Surprisingly, no apology or explanation was given by the two for skipping the event that marked yet another of DP Ruto’s numerous development tours where 2022 politics often find its way to the agenda. The top county government leadership also snubbed the homecoming party of nominated MP Halima Mucheke at Meru Polytechnic grounds that was attended by DP Ruto who led a Harambee in aid of women groups in the area.