Defiant Ruto To Go on With Kisii, Nyamira Rally Despite Matiangi Ban

Defiant Ruto to hold Kisii rally despite ban

Deputy President William Ruto is expected to hold major rallies in Kisii and Nyamira on Thursday and Friday despite police ban on public gatherings.

This comes even as South Nyanza MPs warn Interior CS Fred Matiangi not to interfere with the planned visits.

Ruto’s ground intelligence had warned of a plan by State House operatives to disrupt the meetings akin to what was witnessed in Muranga on Sunday where 2 people died and several injured.

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Ruto will be holding a series of fundraisers, barely weeks after having another fundraiser there.

Ruto’s heightened political and empowerment activities have attracted the attention of his rivals who have accused him of radicalizing youth against the rich in society though his hustler narratives.

In a scheme to slow him politically, the National Security Advisory Council ostensibly on the advice of top Kieleweke mandarins resolved to cut his rallies by requiring that all event or rally organizers seek police approval within 3 days.

The directive is allegedly informed by recent incidences of violence that have marred Ruto’s rallies after Pro- Kieleweke and Hustler supporters clash.

However, Ruto allies read malice in the directive and say it’s a plot to slow down the ever energetic DP whom they say is capable of holding up to twenty rallies a day while their opponents can hardly manage two.

The NSAC also accused the deputy President of radicalizing youth whom they say are afraid of their future.

“Sadly, some individuals are taking advantage of the vulnerabilities in our population occasioned by the socio-economic shocks of Covid-19. In pursuit of cheap publicity, these individuals, in attempts to further their selfish political agenda, are inciting the youth who are fearful of their future”, the National Security Advisory Council said in reference to Ruto’s Hustler vs Dynasty narrative.

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission NCIC has also warned politician from advancing this Hustler vs Dynasty narrative saying it has the potential to incite the poor against the rich.

But in a show of defiance, DP Ruto has insisted that the Kisii and Nyamira visits will go on as schedule and no amount of threats and intimidation will stop him.

On Thursday, DP Ruto will be joining President Uhuru Kenyatta for a brief Cabinet session before going toSironga in West Mugirango Constituency, Nyamira County.

Here he is expected to preside over a fundraiser to support a number of Boda Boda saccos. Thereafter he will visit Miriri in Kitutu Masaba constituency to help fund raise for various churches.

On Friday, the self proclaimed hustler will preside over fundraisers for various women groups in Kenyenya in Bomachoge, Borabu constituency in Kisii.

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