Thursday August 8, 2019 - State House is currently in panic mode after National Intelligence Service (NIS) warned President Uhuru Kenyatta against touring Mt Kenya region accompanied by Opposition Chief, Raila Odinga.
Two weeks ago, State House announced that Uhuru and Raila Odinga are planning a 5 day tour of Mt Kenya region where they will popularise their March 2018 handshake to locals.
Other sources said Uhuru and Raila Odinga are visiting the vote rich region to dismantle Ruto’s network established by the DP himself, with the help of the Tanga Tanga team.
However, the President has been advised by the spy agency to visit the region without Raila, failure to which he will be heckled when he introduces the ODM leader to residents.
There are also other reports that ODM supporters in Central Kenya, led by a former Gatundu South parliamentary aspirant, CK Kihara, are organising to ferry busloads of university hoodlums to the meetings, to wildly cheer whenever Uhuru introduces Raila to the crowd.
The aim is to send the message to Ruto’s team that Raila is the region’s preferred heir to Uhuru in 2022.
However, according to NIS, Ruto is straddling Mt Kenya’s political scene like a colossus and it may be foolhardy for Uhuru and Raila to think that they can cut his gargantuan influence to size by a joint visit.
The Kenyan DAILY POST