Things are taking the wrong turn in the mountain for Deputy President William Ruto, his critics from the region have said.
Ruto is seen as almost fully dependent on the region to realize his presidential bid for next year’s general elections, which analysts say is why he is very keen on the vote.
But area leaders allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta now say that things are not looking good for him, as the region is drifting away, adding that he is aware of the same.
Kieni Member of Parliament Kanini Kega has said that Ruto’s support in the region is waning, after Ruto complained after youths in Naro Moru stoned his motorcade.
“We want to tell him and his troops not to use his frustration, because his support in Mt Kenya is waning, to cause mayhem,” he said on Sunday, after the incident.
He spoke in the company of Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni, who, just like him, accused the DP of stage managing the violent encounter to attract sympathy.
Just like Kega, the parliamentarian said that Ruto has resorted to ways he thinks are clever upon realizing that things are not looking good for him the vote rich zone.
“When the truth gets known by the people you have a reason to fear. What you are seeing now is panic in the DP’s camp and that’s why they are resorting to violence,” he said.
But Ruto has termed the same the work of his detractors, saying that no amount of such will see him retreat in his campaign to better the lives of Kenyans and the less considered.