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Speculations As Powerful MP Skips Ruto's Meeting

Deputy President William Ruto with Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika during a tour of the county on Saturday ( Photo Courtesy)

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri was conspicuously absent as Deputy President William Ruto traversed Nakuru county on Saturday.

The DP had pitched tent in the county in a move that appears aimed at consolidating his support in the region ahead of the next general election.

But it was the absense of Ngunjiri that could not go unnoticed with speculations rife on what could have caused him to skip the meeting.

An unapologetic Ruto supporter, Ngunjiri is among those who have openly defied President Uhuru Kenyatta to throw their weight behind the DP in the 2022 State House contest.

Though the outspoken legislator is firmly behind Ruto, there has been a cold war between him and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and it is very likely that his absense from the DP's meeting had much to do with the Senator.

With both the MP and the Senator keen to control the United Democratic Alliance in the county, this internal rivalry could end up costing the DP in his quest to succeed President Kenyatta in 2022.

Until Ruto intervenes, the Ngunjiri- Kihika rivalry could spiral out of control and the DP would end up paying the ultimate price.

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DP Kimani Ngunjiri Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika

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