Nairobi, Kenya Feb 25 – President William Ruto is set to embark on a three-day tour of the Nyanza region beginning March 24,2023.
The Majority Whip, Sylvanus Osoro, announced that the President will make stops at various locations in the region during the tour.
The first day of the tour will see Ruto attend a graduation ceremony at Rongo. He will then proceed to South Mugirango before spending the night at Kisii State Lodge.
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The President is expected to meet with Gusii leaders during his stay in Kisii.
On March 25, Ruto will tour the Nyamira County where he is set to announce the construction of an airport and an industrial park in Sironga, West Mugirango Constituency.
The President will also visit Borabu, Kitutu Masaba, and North Mugirango Constituencies.
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The final day of the tour, March 26, will see Ruto and his team attend the thanksgiving prayers event for Education Cabinet Secretary, Ezekiel Machogu, in Nyaribari Masaba.
The tour is expected to cement the President’s relationship with the people of the Gusii region.
It will also provide an opportunity for the President to announce his plans and engage with leaders from the region.
During the send-off of Peter Arama, the brother of Nakuru West MP Samuel Arama, Jubilee Party Members of Parliament (MPs) made their political affiliations clear.
Jerusha Momanyi and Stephen Mogaka, both Jubilee MPs, declared their unwavering support for President William Ruto.
Samuel Arama, too, expressed his support for Ruto, stating that it was time for politicking to come to an end.
The event was attended by several other MPs from various regions, including Kitutu Masaba MP Clive Gisairo.
Gisairo, however, took the opportunity to challenge Arama, saying that if Ben Momanyi does not beat him in the 2027 gubernatorial race, then he will.
The statement sparked a heated debate among the attendees, with some expressing their support for Gisairo’s sentiments, while others were against them.
Despite the differing opinions, North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko, who is also the chairman of Gusii Leaders caucus, called on the leaders to work together for the good of the region.
He emphasized the need for unity, stating that it was the only way to achieve meaningful development in the region.
The send-off was a significant event for the Arama family.
However, it also served as a platform for the MPs to express their political affiliations and assert their support for their preferred candidates
The Nyanza tour is part of his broader strategy to secure political support across the country.
Ruto’s visit is expected to shake up the political landscape and set the stage for a fierce battle for the region’s votes come 2027.