Concerns as President Kenyatta snubs MPs allied to DP Ruto
The MPs were neither aware nor were they invited during the President's visits to their constituencies
The MPs most of whom are in NASA but have since declared their support for DP Ruto in 2022 were neither informed nor invited to events attended by the President as is always the case when the president tours an area.
Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire and his Kinango counterpart Benjamin Tayari divulged that they have been left in the dark and were neither invited nor informed as the head of state toured various projects in their constituencies.
Tayari later termed Uhuru’s visit a ‘private’ as local leaders were not invited even as the president made it clear that his visit was about development.
“We want to see the progress of roads being built here and ensure they are going on smoothly. We want the roads to be completed on time” . Said President Kenyatta at one of the events.
A host of other leaders from the region including Gideon Mungaro who hardly misses an event officiated by DP Ruto in the region confirmed that they were unaware of the President’s tour.
Mungaro told a local daily that “The President is making his own impromptu inspection tours to check on projects, which is his right as Head of State”.
The president’s itinerary has remained a closely guarded secret with his entourage mostly comprised of government officials and ward representatives.
This is a break from tradition where scores of Jubilee officials and MPs line up to receive the president and are often invited to the events.
The change of tact comes as reports indicate that not all is well between the President and his deputy with two rival camps emerging in Jubilee: One allied to DP Ruto and the other opposed to him.
Sources close to the presidency including Jubilee vice Chair David Murathe disclosed that the President is keen on development and not allowing politics derail his agenda.
“What I can say is that work is being done. The president is working behind the scenes…He doesn’t need to chest thump and issue orders for Kenyans to give him credit. This is the best way of working. Out of the public limelight but felt through the daily occurrence. Those who used to rush to him every Friday, cannot access him.” Murathe revealed recently.
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