The county’s top newspapers on Monday, November 15 widely reported on the 2022 politics with Deputy President William Ruto capitalising on his financial muscle in a bid to woo supporters.
The dailies also reported on the looming fallout in the One Kenya Alliance (OKA).
The daily reported on the possible fallout in the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) whose members are yet to agree on the coalition’s flagbearer in the oncoming presidential race.
Of the four principals, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has been portraying a soft spot towards ODM leader Raila Odinga while hinting at plans to work with him.
On the other hand, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka recently hinted at working with DP William Ruto while his ANC counterpart, Musalia Mudavadi maintained he will not be a running mate to another presidential candidate.
On his part, Ford Kenya’s Musalia Mudavadi is still reserved on his next move.
According to the daily, top officials in DP William Ruto’s campaign team have been making away with money the DP donates to small scale traders and other self-help groups.
The daily reported that groups have clashed over money donated by the DP while accusing each other of foul play.
Last week, a section of youths in Mwingi, Kitui county, protested the disappearance of KSh 3 million reportedly donated by Ruto and which was meant for boda boda saccos and other small scale traders.
On the other hand, chaos erupted in Kondele, Kisumu County during the DP’s tour and the police pointed at the disagreements over mobilisation funds as the cause of the chaos.
The Swahili publication also highlighted DP Ruto’s donations which have been at the center of differences between locals in the recent days.
According to the daily, the DP has been dishing out money to help self-help groups in every stopover he makes.
The groups now want the DP to be giving the cash by himself, accusing his cronies of shortchanging them whenever the donations are issued.
“We want the deputy president to come to us directly without using these politicians because they want to use us then benefit from the funds,” said a boda boda official.
ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday, November 14 poked holes in the promises made by DP Ruto and ODM leader Raila as they both prepare to battle it out in the 2022 polls.
Speaking during a church service in Nairobi, Mudavadi termed the promises fake, adding that they were being used as tools to hoodwink Kenyans.
He questioned Raila’s pledge of KSh 6,000 monthly stipend to poor households saying the economy is not in a position to fund such a program.
On Ruto’s KSh 150 billion plan for the youths and women, Mudavadi said the country is broke, and it would be a tall order for the plan to be implemented.
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