Saturday September 14, 2019-Suna East MP Junet Mohamed has sensationally claimed that Deputy President William Ruto's Coastal tour has suffered setbacks due ODM's perceived fanatical support from the region.
Ruto is in a 5-day development tour to the region which overwhelmingly voted for ODM leader Raila Odinga in the past presidential polls.
On Friday, Dr Ruto toured parts of Kilifi County, which had all MCAs and MPs voted on ODM ticket. However, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has since cut ties with Orange party.
In a tweet, the National Assembly Minority Leader Junet Mohammed claimed that most MPs snubbed Dr Ruto and opted to campaign for the party's candidate Reuben Katana ahead of October Ganda ward by-election.
"His Excellency the deputy president with Hon Aisha Jumwa... the rest of Kilifi County MPs gone missing.. they are campaigning in Ganda ward for the ODM candidate," he wrote.
Mr Katana had successfully petitioned election of Abdul Omar, who was elected on ODM.
He has since joined Jubilee and is reportedly being funded by Dr Ruto.
Dr Ruto was seen in the company of Aisha Jumwa, his remaining loyal MP perhaps from the entire coastal region. She's facing a disciplinary case in ODM.
" Already, Kilifi Woman Representative Getrude Mbeyu and Kilifi North MP Owen Baya have since rejoined ODM after a short stint at DP William Ruto's camp.
The Kenyan DAILY POST