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Deputy President’s convoy stoned, heckled in Kieni by rowdy youth

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William Ruto convoy was on Sunday morning stoned by rowdy youth and residents who were chanting the name of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Deputy President is visiting the constituency after hosting a section of Mt Kenya leaders in Nanyuki yesterday, where he vowed to lockout fringe parties from the vote-rich region out of UDA.

The hostile reception, with a section of the crowd shouting “Mwizi! Mwizi!” and ”Uhuru! Uhuru!” could be an indication of the shifting political conversation in the restless region as President Uhuru retires next year.

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On Saturday, Ruto dismissed regional outfits formed by a section of leaders in the region saying they seek to promote sectarian interests.

“We as leaders from this region want to say that after through deliberations, we have come to the conclusion that a single party with national outlook is the best for this nation,” nominated MP Cecily Mbarire who read the resolutions said.

The leaders told their supporters that a single party where all Kenyans are involved will ensure a progressive economic blueprint is well-articulated for the prosperity of the nation.

“We as leaders are opposed to ethnic political parties that will divide the nation. It will be prudent if we come together under one umbrella as a nation,” said Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua.

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