Uhuru heads to Rift Valley next month as war with Ruto intensifies

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President Uhuru Kenyatta will tour Deputy President William Ruto’s home turf of Rift Valley next month to initiate a number of development projects in the counties of Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, and Nakuru counties.

The president’s tour comes at a time when the relationship between him and the DP is at an all-time low and also will be the first major development tour to William Ruto’s backyard since the Handshake.

According to sources, President Uhuru Kenyatta will be issuing title deeds in Transnzoia and Uasin Gishu counties to thousands of residents, and also launch the Eldoret bypass.

In Nakuru, the president will issue more tittle deeds and also grant the town a city charter then proceed to inspect a number of ongoing government projects in the county.

The president will also visit Nakuru county where he will also issue more tittle deeds and grant Nakuru town a city status charter.

Organizers of the trip also reveal President Uhuru Kenyatta will first meet leaders from the Rift Valley region at State House ahead of next month’s tour and now questions are arising whether the DP will be in attendance, despite accusations of sabotaging his boss’ development agenda in government.

Two weeks ago, Ukambani leaders including governors, senators, members of parliament, and select MCAs in the three-county assemblies of Kitui, Machakos, and Makueni met Uhuru at State House ahead of his planned visit to the Ukambani region, from Monday.

The president’s tour will begin at Technopolis in Machakos, then to Thwake dam project in Makueni. He will later launch the Kibwezi-Kitui road among other projects. Later he will be opening Kitui County Textiles Centre before touring the county’s stone crusher then proceeding to the Wikithuki irrigation project in Mwingi North.

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