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Meetings lined up as Uhuru, Ruto battle for Mt Kenya political soul this week

By People Reporter
Monday, January 25th, 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto at a past event.
In summary

This week, the battle for the Mt Kenya political soul between the President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto is going a notch higher as allies of both camps have lined up different political activities.

The President’s allies plan a leaders’ meeting at Sagana State Lodge to strategise on how to drum up support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) project.

Muranga County on Saturday played host to a section of MCAs drawn from Murang’a, Kiambu, Embu, Kirinyaga and Nyeri counties meeting the Deputy President.

A similar event with MCAs from Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyandarua, Meru, Isiolo and Tharaka Nithi has been lined up in Nyahururu next weekend.

“We feel Ruto is the appropriate candidate for this position and he is the people’s favourite,” Kiambu Town MCA Anthony Mwaniki told journalists at Thika Greens hotel.

“Being at the lowest level of the political leadership, we are able to interact with more people and get to hear their opinion. We are the people on the ground and what we say should not be ignored or taken lightly” Mwaniki added.

Patrick Njiru from Embu said they will not waiver in their support for the DP exuding confidence that he will become the fifth president.

“We are here to show solidarity as a block and we are going to work together as a team and ensure we deliver a win for Ruto,” Njiru stated claiming Mt Kenya is for Ruto to lose ahead of the election.

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