Wednesday August 1, 2018 - Deputy President William Ruto has left a sour taste in Central Kenya with MPs tearing each other because of him.
Ruto was expected to attend two functions in Murang’a County. However, his decision to skip one has triggered a fight among local MPs, who want to take credit for his tours in the region.
He was expected to grace a fundraiser at Kiairathe Secondary School, only that the area MP, Muturi Kigano, was not aware.
And at 11am news went round that the DP was accompanying President Uhuru Kenyatta to the burial of ex-Kenya Defense Force Deputy Chief, Lt-Gen Joseph Kasaon’s wife and he would be late.
Eventually, Ruto never showed up and instead asked Governor Mwangi wa Iria to represent him.
He instead landed his chopper at Gaturi for the homecoming of Kiharu MP, Ndindi Nyoro, where at least 25 MPs were in attendance.
The confusion has left MPs blaming one other and have vowed to take up the matter with the DP himself.
“It is unfortunate that leaders were not aware that the DP was to visit Kangema.”
“I discovered his coming after Mr Kimari inquired whether I was invited to attend the fundraiser despite this area being under me” Kigano said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST