Ruto heads to Narok for interdenominational prayers amidst Ntutu-Ole Kina rift
President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua are today expected to attend a thanksgiving ceremony at the William Ole Ntimama Stadium, Narok county.
The Head of State's visit comes amidst a rift between Senator Ledama Ole Kina and Governor Patrick Ole Ntutu.
Last week, Ole Ntutu declared Senator Ledama Olekina an unwanted guest at the William Ole Ntimama Stadium interdenominational prayers and asked him to go “give his thanks on social media”.
During the inspection of the venue, Ntutu said Olekina will not be allowed to attend the event, saying he was an absentee leader in the county who is only seen on TV, radio and social media criticizing his development agenda.
“Hakuna kitu tunamwambia, unajua yeye ni mtu wa TV hutampata hapa kwa ground, unajua yeye ni mtu wa social media na TV, so yeye ataomba huko kwa social media,” (We will not tell him anything, you know he is a social media and TV person, you will not find him at the stadium, so he can just have his own service on social media.
In response, the Senator said no one can bar him from any event in Narok regardless of who is the guest of honour.
“Ntutu does not know that I have records of him issuing illegal tenders and his naivety over legal matters,” the Senator alleged.
The two have been at loggerheads from the time they took over their respective offices after the August 2022 General Election, with the former claiming that the governor bribes Members of the County Assembly (MCAs). This was after Ntutu promised MCAs Ksh100 million ward development fund.
“My job is to solicit funds to the county. But Ntutu on the other hand accused the Senator of sabotaging county development instead of being at the forefront of supporting it accusing him of driving an ill agenda to arm-twist the county to pay him a bribe.