No region, community or Kenyan will be left behind now or in future,” he wrote on Twitter, in the wake of complaints that central Kenya, where the President comes from, had received little in terms of development projects.
But the revolt has now been amplified by the fierce succession debate sweeping the region and fears that Uhuru was slowly turning his back on Ruto in favour of Raila and other opposition candidates.
The Kieleweke group is perceived as anti-Ruto and comprises mostly political veterans, including former Jubilee Vice-Chair David Murathe, and MPs Maoka Maore (Igembe), Maina Kamanda (nominated), Paul Koinange (Kiambaa) and Muturi Kigano (Kangema).
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Bahati counterpart Kimani Ngunjiri have been vocal in calling out the Jubilee administration for sidelining Mt Kenya.
Ruto's sentiments comes after concerns were raised by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and his Bahati counterpart Kimani Ngunjiri claiming the president had neglected his people.
Uhuru urged politicians to shelve politics for later and give room for service delivery to Kenyans, arguing the country would not be able to move forward with development if leaders continue politicking day and night.
A number of lawmakers from the region have in the recent days had ugly altercation with Uhuru over what they claimed is systematic starving of the area which overwhelmingly voted for him in both 2013 and 2017 polls.
The intervention, sources said, came after Dr Ruto called his boss in the morning demanding to know why Mr Murathe "is still a party official even with his views aimed at breaking Jubilee".
Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri has denied claims that he has been bribed by DP William Ruto to criticise President Uhuru Kenyatta's development record in Central region.
“I now find that it is no longer tenable to stay on as the party vice chairman, given that I will have to sit in the same National Executive Council with a man I am taking to court to block from running for president,” he told journalists at his G...
Former presidential candidates Peter Kenneth and Martha Karua on Wednesday led leaders from Mt Kenya in castigating legislators from the region whom they accused of disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Amid heightened political tensions in the ruling coalition over 2022 plans, Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga shared a podium in Kisumu on Saturday.
National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has kept unusually quiet even when it seemed the party he leads in Parliament, Jubilee, seemed to be on the brink of imploding due to infighting between the perceived allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta ...
There is an argument in circulation that Murathe’s mission from the start was to set in motion the deliberate destruction of Jubilee in order to free its main original partner, the TNA, for new alliances.
The legislator notes that the peace enjoyed in the Rift Valley is a product of the good working relationship between President Kenyatta and Dr Ruto, a scenario that he will guard jealously to ensure the status quo remains.
Others who have shown interest in the post include Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki and his Murang’a counterpart Mwangi wa Iria.
Her comments come after a revolt burst into the open on Tuesday after leaders from Central region condemned the President for referring to some of them as washenzi, loosely translated as fools.
Close confidants of President Uhuru Kenyatta stopped Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria from quitting yesterday before he could deliver a resignation letter to National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
- Moses Kuria and Kimani Ngunjiri have been on the spot after they boldly attacked the president accusing him of neglecting Mt Kenya region in terms of development
Tuju who spoke to journalists at the party headquarters on Wednesday afternoon dismissed claims that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s outfit is on the verge of disintegrating due to the 2022 succession race.
A Catholic priest has condemned two MPs Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) and Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) over their recent attack on President Uhuru Kenyatta, calling them agents of incitement.