Deputy President William Ruto has retreated to his bedrock of the Rift Valley. He will consolidate his vote-rich base and ring-fence it from perceived rivals, ahead of a major political announcement. This is according to a Bomet MP who attended a meeting of Bomet leaders, chaired by the DP in Karen. The MP revealed Ruto also informed his allies how much he was impressed with the performance of his UDA party, despite the heavy state meddling, in the polls.
“The outcome of the recent by-elections where UDA delivered only London civic ward in Nakuru county while dismally performing in other regions, notably failing to win Kabuchai parliamentary seat and Machakos Senatorial seat, was a major highlight of the Karen meeting,” the source said, a statement that was affirmed by another MP who was in the meeting.
”Dr Ruto appeared buoyant with the results, explaining to us that despite the loss, he made major inroads with candidates he barked performing way above that of Jubilee candidates in the last general election.”
Bomet Senator Christopher Langat, Woman Representative Joyce Korir, MPs Dominic Koskei (Sotik), Beatrice Kones (Bomet East), Gideon Koskei (Chepalungu), and Johana Ngeno of Emurua Dikirr in the neighbouring Narok county attended the two-hour meeting.
Four legislators – Nominated Jubilee Senator Alice Milgo, Brighton Yegon (Konoin), Ronald Tonui (Bomet Central) and nominated MP Wilson Sossion – did not attend as they were said to be engaged in official duties at the time, with the Karen meeting having been called on short notice.