Ruto’s 3-day retreat in Mt.Kenya starts as Raila banks on Uhuru

Willam Ruto continues strategizing for a block vote from Mount Kenya. [Image: courtesy]
Kenya—William Ruto, Kenya’s Deputy President has proved his resilience and hunger for the presidency cannot be shortchanged with any minor or enormous turbulence on his way.

Ruto who currently rallies behind United Democratic Alliance MPs is set to hold a three-day meeting in Nanyuki with his Tangatanga allied squad from the Central region.

It has been gathered, that though the meeting is painted to considering Kenya’s ailing economy as the central agenda, Ruto’s possible deputy will be part of the agenda. Non-elected leaders from the region have been locked out of the retreat.

It has been established that the meeting will also seek to seal widening cracks within Ruto’s camp amid claims that small parties from Mt.Kenya are under pressure to fold up and join UDA.

However, some leaders with minor political outfits have rejected the idea. Moses Kuria, Gatundu South MP leading Chama Cha Kazi party, and ex-Agriculture Cabinet secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri of the Service Party have not bought in the idea.

Kuria who has been distancing himself from UDA, also confirmed to the media that he has not been invited to the meeting.

“I hope it’s a UDA meeting and not a Hustler Nation meeting,” Kuria spoke adding that if the meeting was Tangatanga’s he would have been invited.

The move by the organizers to lockout non-elected leaders from the high-stakes talks appeared to confirm reports that the meeting could trash out the running mate nightmare, seen to be the elephant in the Tangatanga room.

“The meeting will be an exclusive session for members of the National Assembly and the Senate,” Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua told the star. However, when asked about the running mate agenda, Gachagua stressed that “for us, that is not the issue now although it will come up at a la