Central Kenya MPs,Governors and Senators ordered to skip event organized by DP Ruto’s camp in Eldoret
Uhuru-Ruto union on the rocks as top state official orders Central Kenya leaders to skip event by DP's camp
A senator from Mt. Kenya region who had been invited to the event divulged to Sunday Nation the directive came from a top government official strongly opposed to DP Ruto’s 2022 bid.
The senator confirmed via text that “On Sunday, Peter Kenneth has invited me for a rally he is doing with Oscar Sudi in Eldoret. There is a camp fighting Ruto. So it is telling us we should not set foot in Eldoret on Sunday”.
The event which was to be presided by Peter Kenneth brought to the fore the growing division between President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.
On Friday, the DP acknowledged that there is a team keen on scuttling his 2022 bid and have resorted to peddling propaganda.
“To those peddling propaganda, let them continue; but we will meet with them on the judgement day (2022 elections) and the electorate will decide who is a performer and who is a propagandist,” Ruto said.
His bid has faced many challenges with some leaders from Mt. Kenya region warning that the region may not support him.
A joint committee comprised of Kalenjin and Kikuyu elders that had been put in place to sell his 2022 bid has also suspended its operations indefinitely.
The Kikuyu Council of Elders Secretary-General, the Rev Peter Munga disclosed that “It is no longer tenable to go round the country talking about one presidential candidate while others are still (waiting) in the wings”.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was the first to disclose that a powerful cartel made up of top government officials was holding night meeting to scuttle DP Ruto’s bid.
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