Deputy President William Ruto’s woes seem to be far from over after a section of Kenyan legislators allied his Jubilee Party faction of “Tanga Tanga” were on Tuesday, reportedly denied entry into a public function in Nakuru.
The leaders led by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and MP David Gikaria were barred from attending the function in the county where President Kenyatta is set to issue title deeds to the locals.
According to Senator Kihika, they were locked out following “orders from above” which said they belong to an unwanted faction.
Locked out of Presidential function in Nakuru. Nakuru Jubilee Mps and Senator pic.twitter.com/vwsFe2ka4X
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“Earlier today the area MP Hon Gikaria and I were refused entry into a PUBLIC function where the President will be issuing Title Deeds to the people of Nakuru County. We were informed that orders from above are that we cannot be allowed entry because we belong to an Unwanted Faction! Meanwhile we are building bridges and uniting the nation ?” posted Senator Kihika on Facebook.
President Kenyatta is expected to be in the area to issue locals with title deeds which have been delayed since former president Jomo Kenyatta’s was in power.
Ruto’s Tanga Tanga squad has been at loggerheads with Uhuru after they reportedly defied his orders to stop early campaigns and failed to embrace the “handshake” between Uhuru and Raila Odinga.
Recently, Kandara MP Alice Wahome lectured the Mr. Kenyatta on the importance of democracy after she was given a chance to address mourners at the burial of veteran politician Charles Rubia in Murang’a.
Wahome also spoke about allegations that Uhuru intends to cling to power after the expiry of his second term in 2022.
But the group allied to Ms Wahome praised their MP, hailing her as a brave leader who never shies away from telling the truth.
The decision to lock out William Ruto’s allies from the function comes just some hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta fired one of Ruto’s close ally, Mwangi Kiunjuri from Agriculture docket.
Kiunjuri was replaced by former Trade and Industrialization CS Peter Munya.
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