President Uhuru Kenyatta has with speed moved to consolidate his support in Western Kenya.
Political pundits say this move will take his deputy ,William Ruto a lot of creativity to counter.
The move comes hours after the head of state welcomed two Political heavy weights ; Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper Party) and Dp’s fiarcest critic ,Isack Ruto of Chama Cha Mashinani to his jubilee Umbrella.
Dr. William Ruto has on several occasions in the past launched many projects in a bid to lure this vote-rich region.
In a surprising political move ,Mr. Kenyatta has assumed command of the region’s politics by authorising an immediate completion of all projects in the western Region.
It is worth remembering that in a couple of days back, 16 leaders alied to the Deputy President have been ousted from the positions they held in the National Assembly.
This seems to have completely locked out Dr. Ruto from some of his stron’gholds.
With the political “challenges” currently facin’g him projected not to end any time soon, the Dp must be very creative if he is to succeed in selling his manifesto in the region before 2022 general elections.
Focus is yet to shift to the projects in the Central region too with a view to liberating it from the weakenin’g politics.
Education Chief Administrative Secretary Zack Kinuthia on Thursday said that the president was right when he said that central region is a sure bet politically and that all it needs is not political freedom but rather economic.
In his capacity as the chairman of the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee ,Dr. Fred Matian’gi was directed by the President to convene a meeting with leaders of the five Western Counties and have a chat on development projects.
If the projects are launched and the earlier ones completed as is the current plan by the head of state ,then the influence that had been gained by Tangatanga cohorts prior to Covid-19 pandemic shall have greatly reduced.
The members of parliament allied to the Deputy President missed the meeting that was held at the Kenya Institute of curriculum development-Nairobi.
This did not come as surprise with sources saying that they did so on account of bein’g asked to.
According to the Nation newspaper,Assembly Majority Whip Emmanuel Wangwe had invited all the MP’s through text messages and their WhatsApp platforms.
In attendance were 20 members of parliament and four senators.The allies of Hon Wetangula (Bungoma Senator) and Hon. Mudavadi (Leader Amani National Congress ) however missed.
In conclusion of the meetin’g,Dr. Matiang’i agreed to visit the region between July 20 and 21, 2020 ,have analysis of the projects and compile a report to the president.