Allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta from the Mt Kenya region have now realized that even their political careers are at risk, thanks to the ongoing takeover of the region by Deputy President William Ruto.
This comes at a time when leaders from the region seem to be continuously picking Ruto over Uhuru, which has now made it clear to the Uhuru group that Ruto is taking their turf over.
This is the issue that was discussed when some of the MPs allied to the President met in Nairobi on Thursday, where it was decided that it is good to battle the DP's growing influence before 2022.
It is reported that the present MPs realized that the takeover could also see their own positions taken over by UDA candidates in next year's polls, the decision being to act with speed and keep Ruto out.
As a result, they agreed to popularize projects that have been undertaken by Uhuru and his Jubilee government, with some of the MPs admitting that things are indeed not good on the ground.
"Everywhere we go, our voters are telling us they can see projects but the party lacks the voice on ground,” Kipipiri MP and National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya told the Monday Standard.
Mwea MP Kabinga Wathayu, who was also present, said that the situation is partly to blame on technocrats launching developing projects without including MPs.
Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu said that the plan now is to outline what has been done by Jubilee.
"We need a representation in every tour of these projects. We must lay claim to them as the work of the Jubilee Party That is how we will make the party to have an edge over others in the region," he said.
Ruto had earlier said that a major exodus from Jubilee to his UDA party is looming, with his allies claiming that he has taken over the vote rich Central Kenya from Uhuru.
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