Deputy President William Ruto yesterday rallied residents of the coast region to back his future political ambitions. Speaking during a tour of Tana River County, Ruto said the coast people must henceforth identify with political entities that influence their livelihoods positively expressing confidence he will earn the region’s support. After attending the on-going legislative summit in Mombasa City, the Deputy President embarked on a tour of Tana River County to oversee relief food distribution to families affected by floods. Ruto said he represents the best political option for the coastal people maintaining that he identifies with their needs. The leaders in attendance, most of whom have been critical of Ruto, undertook to consider the deputy president’s olive branch.
In the meantime, a youth caucus has expressed its opposition to Nairobi Regeneration Plan terming it an initiative to surrender the leadership of the city to the national government. The group says Governor Mike Sonko should be accorded time to deliver his promises to the electorate without undue interference