The DP has been very keen on the Mt Kenya vote ahead of his presidential bid, and has been hosting delegations from Central Kenya to realize this.
This has been amid attacks from allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who are opposed to him, and who now say that he is hiding some cards under the table.
They say that he intends to disadvantage the region by denying it funds, to marginalize it, hence his opposition to attempts to channel more funds there.
Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni told The Nation that this is why Ruto has been opposed to the proposed law changes, which would have sent more money to Mt Kenya and other regions making up the country.
"DP disagreeing with Uhuru is deliberate. It was meant to deny Mount Kenya their fair share of resources and representation when it comes to elective positions. It is a continued scheme to marginalise our region and it is very clear that he (Ruto) would want to assume leadership of the country with Mount Kenyatta having been disadvantaged,” the MP told the paper.
The lawmaker says that they have now marked Ruto as a man out to victimize the region and will see to it that he doesn't get their votes in next year's elections.
His remarks were echoed by Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu, who warned that Ruto is fighting everything they seems to seek to benefit Mt Kenya.
He says that any person seeking the Mt Kenya vote must guarantee area people that their government will implement what was proposed in the BBI push.
“To get the Mt Kenya vote, one must now guarantee that their government will deliver what BBI was meant to deliver to us: one man, one vote, one shilling, devolution of more resources and presence in government,” he is quoted.
But Ruto has completely rejected the BBI initiative, to an extent of being considered the face of its opposition, terming it a plot to create extra executive seats for the political bigwigs of the country.
As a result, he wants the country to remain with her current set of laws, which is also the position among his allies and associates.
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