Deputy President William Ruto has engaged the campaign gear with whistle stop tours across the country as he seeks to widen his political base ahead of the Kenya 2022 presidential campaigns. But he seems to have left many things unattended in his Rift Valley backyard, an oversight that has led to growing acrimony by MPs from the region.
There is a rebellion that has taken form being led by Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny, is leading the pack of rebels which includes Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter and his Moiben MP Silas Tiren.
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Last week this group did the unthinkable in the region by publicly asking the DP to explain his role in the maize scandal where briefcase companies and well-connected businessmen are alleged to have been paid millions of shillings by the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) at the expense of ordinary farmers.
Poor tea and milk prices, decrepit road infrastructure, perceived skewed appointment to top government jobs, and lack of political unity are some of the problems Willian Ruto is exepriencing in Rift Valley.
A couple months ago, DP Ruto publicly stated that Mr Kutuny was leading a group of well-connected politicians in the corridors of power who were undermining him with a view to blocking him from succeeding President Kenyatta at State House.
As Uhuru Kenyatta's terms draws to a fast close, DP William Ruto is set to face some trials if he is to succeed, let's hope he can sort this out before it is too late!