In what appears to be a ‘leaving nobody behind’ strategy, Deputy President William Ruto has continued to penetrate Mt Kenya, a region whose leadership is currently divided between TangaTanga and Kieleweke political factions.

On Monday, 18 January 2021, Mr. Ruto met a section of artists from central Kenya and vowed to support their enterprise.

“Music is a business and artists are entrepreneurs. The creative industry has the power to generate jobs and stimulate economic growth,” he said.

Political pundits point out that the DP’s mode of operation tells of a man who is not ready to leave anything to chance.

Sources close to his Karen office have hinted to The 47 Reporters that Ruto’s team is strategic and would do anything to ensure all grass-root votes end in his basket come 2022 presidential poll.

Already, bloggers have been recruited to stream his agenda online, which is not the case with other politicians being touted as his challengers at the 2022 duel.

“Check with the deputy president’s social media; every detail is captured and shared to his followers,” said Dr. Ruto’s close ally who sought anonymity.

While that may appear like a dream come true in the offing, his competitors have slammed the former chicken seller for playing tricks with Kenyans.

Orange democratic leader Raila Odinga blasted Ruto; terming him a fake hustler. Mr. Odinga, who seems to have adopted Ruto’s style of politics of visiting churches (something he was initially opposed to) warns that the country would be sent to the dogs if the former Eldoret North Member of Parliament clinches the top seat.

“Wengine wanasema oo.. Uhuru anadanganya Raila..takaktaka hiyo..{some people are saying Uhuru is cheating Raila ..that is utter rubbish},” Raila said recently in Sabatia.

By Henix Obuchunju

Multimedia journalist

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