Deputy President william ruto has alluded to picking a runningmate from the Mt Kenya to cement his support in the region.
As per a report by the daily nation ,Tanga Tanga pioneers from the Mt Kenya area pressured the DP to consider the region for the running mate slot to be guaranteed of the more than 6 million voters.
The DP, as indicated by reports, concurred with the leaders however requested for more time to consult so he could come up with a list to pick from.
The solicitation was embraced and adopted by all members who noted rushing to pick a running mate without consultation could prompt a fallout.
They also concurred that such untimely moves could risk Ruto’s presidential momentum given that the people who feel bothered by the choice may bolt out, consequently exposing him to his opponents on early stages.
The DP is said to have told his Mt Kenya partners that he would name the running mate half a month prior to the 2022 general elections.
To protect the interests of the Mt Kenya area, the DP promised his partners that he would go into an official agreement with them to ensure their necessities are prioritized by his administration.
“We will sign a charter with the DP that enshrines the interests of the people of Mt Kenya. But before signing the charter, there will be an ingredient on the guarantors who will assure that Mt Kenya region’s priorities will be honoured accordingly,” Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki said in a joint statement readon Saturday, September 4, after holding a consutative meeting with the DP