President Uhuru Kenyatta and his allies are crafting an effective strategy for an upcoming tour of the Mt Kenya region, where the Head of State is expected to face his deputy William Ruto head-on.
Reports of the Head of State’s Mt Kenya visit, which will also be a part of a national thanksgiving tour have sent into panic United Democratic Alliance (UDA) point men in his Mt Kenya backyard, with a number of them feeling Uhuru’s tours will hugely shift political ground in the vote-rich region.
According to planners of the vists likely to happen after the Senate passes the Political Amendment Bill, Uhuru’s tour will start with rallies and meetings with leaders in Mt Kenya before he moves to other parts of the country.
Speaking to a local publication on Saturday, Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu said the president will be expressing his gratitude to Mt Kenya leaders and residents for supporting his two-term presidency, launching more development projects, and giving his side of the story on why he fell out with Deputy President William Ruto in 2019.
”President Kenyatta will explain why he fell out with his deputy and the direction he wants the region and the country to take. The agenda is confirmed. We are waiting to fix the date, which will most likely be after the passage of the Political Parties (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in the Senate,” the Nyeri Town lawmaker said.
Among the things President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address, Ngunjiri Wambugu says are reports of how his deputy tried to sabotage his regime from inside, the attempts to be co-president, and other personal stuff that will surprise Kenyans.
Another ally of the president, Gatanga MP Joseph Nduati confirmed the tours of Mt Kenya and even went further to reveal President Uhuru Kenyatta will be giving his thoughts on the region’s succession politics as well as drumming up support for Azimio Movement and its leadership, Raila Odinga.
After the Mt Kenya tours, the President will embark on countrywide visits.