President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to tour Rift valley where he will launch development projects seeking to Strengthen his legacy.
The visit will also cover Ruto’s Uasin Gishu home county and comes at a time when the President and the DP are deeply alienated.
It is not clear whether Ruto will accompany the President during the tour where he is expected to issue title deeds to thousands of residents and launch several road projects.
However, with only 13 months in office, Uhuru has been going flat out to get multi-billion projects completed or launched.
Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny confirmed details of the visit stating that the head of state will tour the Rift Valley “sometime in July”.
“The exact date is yet to be fixed but we have agreed that he will visit Rift Valley in July. It could be mid or end of the month,” Kutuny stated.
Kuttuny added that the president will issue title deeds in Trans Nzoia county.
The visit will also take him to Uasin Gishu and Elgeyo Marakwet counties where he will commission road projects and inspect ongoing works.
“He will be in Ainabkoi constituency in Uasin Gishu, then in Elgeyo Marakwet where he will commission projects. We look forward to hosting him,” Kutuny said.
“The likes of [Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba] Murkomen are now cry babies. They should be telling us all these projects we are seeing in Rift Valley and Mt Kenya are implemented by which government. In North Rift alone, we have projects worth over Sh30 billion.
“The only projects that have not taken off are those that were interfered with by pro-Tangatanga leaders who wanted kickbacks. The President means well for every part of this country.” He added.
The president’s delegation is expected to include Rift Valley leaders who have chosen to pursue development rather than divisive hustler nation politics in the wake of political differences between the President and his deputy.
These are Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos, MPs Silas Tiren (Moiben), Swarup Misra (Kesses) and William Chepkut (Anabkoi) as well as Uasin Gishu Senator Margaret Kamar.