Deputy President William Ruto’s allies from Rift Valley have formed a team to draft the region’s economic and political framework ahead of 2022 polls.
In a meeting held at Kajiado County, the Tanga Tanga politicians tasked the committee with a task to collect ideas on the issues that they should present to the favorable presidential candidate.
“The committee is mandated to consult widely before presenting the report back to us.We are not taking anything for granted regardless where the Presidential candidate is emanating from,” said Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.
Murkomen noted that the ideas collected will be presented to any presidential candidate regardless of their origin.
The 14-member committee comprises of 5 Governors from the region, who will present their Agenda to residents before holding final discussions with Ruto.
Led by Turkana Governor Josephat Nanok, the leaders said they will seek a date with DP Ruto after gathering enough ideas from ‘hustlers’.
“We don’t want to assume that Ruto coming from Rift Valley and being in government he understands the needs of Rift Valley region. Ruto must tell us how he is going to solve the issues we shall be raising, if he will offer no convincing plan, then he would better allow us to look elsewhere,” said Governor Nanok.
These talks come after DP Ruto held similar discussions with Tanga Tanga leaders from the Central and Coastal region.
Similar to the Rift Valley leaders, politicians from the two regions presented their economic frameworks to DP Ruto.
When presenting the frameworks to Ruto, the groups expect him to deliver on their agendas once he becomes the president in 2022.
Coast and Central leaders also asked Ruto to consider picking a running mate from them. In the case of Rift Valley, they have not made this demand since they have the ‘bride groom’.