President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledge to support his deputy, William Ruto who plans to take over office, come 2022 general election.
Speaking to Rifty Valley residents in Kericho, where he urged residents to vote for Jubilee in 2017, President Uhuru promised to throw his weight behind his deputy in 2022.
The president, Uhuru said:
“I appeal to Rift Valley residents to vote for Jubilee in the 2017 General Election. There is no power struggle in Jubilee and I assure Rift Valley residents that I will support my brother Ruto to take over from me in the 2022 General Election.”
The president’s assurance came at the time people rumor that the ruling governing party, Jubilee Alliance is in deep crisis caused by growing factionalism.
President Uhuru denied this, saying Jubilee is in no way, facing any internal wrangles. He went on to encourage residents not to turn their backs on the alliance.
Meanwhile, the president and his deputy have been severely attacked for embarking on a power connectivity project largely described as humiliating.
Kenyans expressed dissatisfaction at the manner the two leaders toured various counties seeing to the connectivity of Kenyans to the electrical power grid through their Last Mile initiative.
Most of the houses being connected are mud and thatch houses, raising concerns of what might happen should there be heavy rains, thunder and lightning in these areas.
Some of the pictures taken with most of those whose house were powered showed a huge disconnect between the people and the leaders.
A concerned Kenyan posted on a social media:
“The picture tells it all, that family wasn’t happy at all! They can’t even smile.
“If you really have human heart you should do something better for that family besides switching lights on which is your responsibility as government. Hypocrisy of the highest order.”