According to Muthama, the region was not rallying behind Dr Ruto's presidential candidature blindly but the bottom up economic policy espoused by the second in command and his allies.
However, while speaking in Kitui on Friday in the company of Dr Ruto and other politicians from the region, the former Machakos senator quipped that the locals would vote for the DP and team up with him to form government, because of his agenda aimed at making lives of destitute Kenyans better through empowerment.
"Your Excellency, we are not rallying behind you for the sake of it but we are teaming up with you to form a government that belongs to all Kenyans across the country," Muthama told Dr Ruto.
This comes a day after the deputy president completed his almost one week tour to Lower Eastern region of Kenya. His trip to the region aimed at collecting views on the priority economic needs of the locals which would form part of his manifesto. The DP would be using the manifesto to campaign for his 2022 presidential bid.
Prior to his visit to the counties in the region, the second in command held a consultative meetings with professionals and leaders from three counties among them Machakos, Kitui and Makueni to deliberate on programs that should be implemented, in order to improve the residents' socioeconomic situation when, if he becomes president after next year's elections.
In addition to Muthama, other political leaders who accompanied the DP include Member of Parliament Nimrod Mbai, former Nairobi deputy governor Jonathan Mueke and former legislators from the region.
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