Rift Valley politicians have laid some demands on the table ahead of President Uhuru’s tour to the official region for the first time in about 4 years.
The last time the President was in the region is during the launch of Rivatex East Africa, in July 2019.
Leaders from the Rift Valley, especially those allied to William William Ruto have accused Uhuru of neglecting the region since his March 2018 handshake with Raila Odinga.
Now that Uhuru’s visit to Ruto’s backyard has been confirmed, the leaders have tabled a wish list on what they want the him to address in his tour.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen said that the visit should not exclude Deputy President William Ruto.
According to Murkomen, the region, under the leadership of Ruto has supported Uhuru but he has been missing in action for 4 years.
On the other hand, Soy MP Caleb Kositany wants the Head of State to explain why Professionals allied to Ruto have been prosecuted in Jubilee’s second term.
He also seeks answers on why development projects have stalled in the region.
Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono and Emurua Dikir’s Johanna Ngeno want Uhuru to complete the stalled dams in Itare, Arror and Kimwarer.
Turkana Governor Josephat Nanok wants the President to address insecurity and development issues in the region.
The Head of State is set to visit Uasin Gishu, TransNzoia and Nakuru Counties, where DP William Ruto enjoys a huge support base.
During his tour to the Nyanza region in the beginning of June, Uhuru launched 7 mega projects.
This sparked uproar from members of Ruto’s camp, who accused him of neglecting the Rift Valley and Central and favoring Raila Odinga.