Political tension is set to take center stage in Migori as embattled governor Okoth Obado prepares to host Deputy President William Ruto today.
The two will be in Suna West constituency to launch a tarmac road between Masara and Muhuru beach and then proceed to address a rally at Masara trade center.
On social media platforms and forums from the County, there has been escalating tiffs believed to extend to the ground with Obado bloggers claiming youth allied to ODM are planning to serve the DP a taste of what Uhuru went through in 2015 when a shoe was thrown at him.
Already, ODM honchos like Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohamed and Minority leader John Mbadi have registered their displeasure with the visit.
The MPs urged the DP to stop subjecting the country to a perpetual campaign mode through his ‘tangatanga’ tours couched as visits to promote the Big Four.
“The handshake between Raila and Uhuru was meant to quell tension after the divisive general election. Those exploiting this calm to push their agenda are against the direction of peace,” Mbadi warned.
The MP said some of the projects Ruto will be launching today, were commissioned by President Mwai Kibaki’s Grand Coalition government.
The Kanyadhiang ring road and Kehancha-Muhuru road were started by the coalition between Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, he said.
“DP Ruto is welcome in Nyanza but I can’t attend the function because I don’t know his agenda,” Mbadi said.
In Migori, Ruto will commission the Kehancha-Muhuru road that had stalled from Masara to Muhuru Bay and street lighting at the Masara Trading Center. He will launch Last Mile Connectivity at Muhuru market.
Yesterday, Obado held rallies in Nyabisawa, Masara and elsewhere to prepare the ground for Ruto’s visit, calling on residents to turn out in large numbers to receive the Deputy President.
Last week on Wednesday, Obado held his first rally after being released on Sh5 million bail over the murder of his lover Sharon Otieno and their unborn baby.
An ODM renege, Obado has become a disrupter in Raila’s own turf and has stirred the waters with his friendship with Ruto.
This launch will Obado’s first public engagement since he was released on bail, he is accused of killing his lover Sharon Otieno and her unborn child. The embattled governor is also facing corruption charges.
A few days ago a delegation from Migori attempted to have a meeting with the DP but it failed to take place as the said organizer failed to turn up.
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