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Trouble Erupts in UDA as Details Leak on Why Allies Have Began Avoiding Ruto

Fresh details have emerged on the reason why some leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto have began skipping his events around the country as has been the case lately.

Ruto has since formed his UDA party after leaving the ruling Jubilee Party, an outfit that seems to have taken the nation by storm and attracted leaders from across the country, but some are now snubbing him.

Details point at internal wrangles and the DP's silence on them, with one of the worst hit counties being Taita Taveta, where some leaders allied to Ruto have resorted to snubbing and avoiding his events.

His tour of the county on Thursday for instance, was given a wide berth by former Senator Dan Mwazo and lawyer Stephen Mwakesi who are unhappy with his silence on who is to be his regional point man.

They also told The Standard that they were not invited to his campaign functions. On Friday, Ruto was in Kilifi and used the event to bash his opponents for contributing to the food shortage in the area.

“In our next government, we will emphasise food security that was disrupted by reggae when the Opposition joined the government," he said, in reference to ODM leader Raila Odinga, as he donated food stuff to area residents.

Ruto has also been seen to lose some of his allies from the Mt Kenya region who had vowed to support him but now seem to be reconsidering their stands.

They are Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, who have blamed their decision to distance themselves from him on his attempts to impose UDA on them.

They have formed the CCK and TSP parties, which they have said will not be folded to join UDA. They too have been avoiding Ruto's functions lately.

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