Deputy President William Ruto is already losing the gains he had made in the Mt Kenya region, especially regarding his influence and the proposed constitutional changes, it has emerged.
Ruto, the face of the opposition to the Uhuru-cofounded BBI, had managed to turn a large section of the region against the BBI and Uhuru, who is seen as the region's political kingpin.
But area leaders are now reporting that Uhuru's tour of the region last week, which saw him camp at the Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri, is already turning tables on the DP, rallying the region behind the president.
Nyeri MP Ngunjiri Wambugu told The Star that the region is already moving towards the president, predicting that the Head of State will have his entire region back in three weeks.
“There is going to be a gradual ground swell as the days go by and the message is spread to the grassroots, with the entire region likely to shift in about three weeks,” he is quoted.
His remarks were echoed by National Assembly Deputy Majority Whip Maoka Maore, who claimed that things have changed and Uhuru is once again at the helm of his region.
He revealed that the job is not over yet, as the president is now keen on ensuring that nobody interferes with the region again.
“The President has an elaborate plan to consolidate his turf and have the region fully support the BBI process and what we have witnessed in the last few days during his visit serves his agenda well,” he said.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega revealed that Uhuru will once again visit Mt Kenya once the County Assemblies pass the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2022, apparently to rally residents behind the referendum set to follow.
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