This is evident after he has taken control of over seventy percent of all the elected Members of Parliament from the area in the recent past.
According to the Thursday Standard, out of the 13 MPs in Uhuru’s Kiambu backyard, nine have joined Ruto’s wing. They include Gabriel Kago (Githunguri), Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Githua Wamacukuru (Kabete), Wanjiku Kibe (Gatundu North), Patrick Muiruri (Thika), Jonah Mburu (Lari), George Koimburi (Juja) and Ng’ang’a King’ara (Ruiru).
Deputy president is also expected to gain more control of the region once the Kiambaa constituency by-elections are completed this coming month with allies confident that he will fully gain control of the area.
Currently, only MPs Peter Mwathi (Limuru) and Jude Njomo (Kiambu) and Senator Kimani Wamatangi are the only ones remaining in President Kenyatta’s stead and they do not have a major influence in the Kiambu county politics.
This is blow to the Head of State president Uhuru Kenyatta who has been losing his close allies in the recent percent and it could influence his future leadership plans as a Kingmaker from the Mount Kenya region.
It is not only Kiambu county where the Head of State has been dealt a blow in the vast central part of Kenya. In other areas, the deputy president has also been gaining control by bagging MPs to his side.
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