In Summary
  • Mr Ruto will be in Suna West Sub-county where he will launch the construction of the tarmac road between Masara and Muhuru beach and later address a public rally at Masara trading centre.

  • Kuria West MP Mathias Robi, a close ally of Mr Ruto, and director of communication Nicholas Anyuor confirmed Ruto's trip.

  • National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohammed, a close ally of Opposition leader Raila Odinga, appeared surprised by the news.

Migori Governor Okoth Obado is set to host Deputy President William Ruto on Monday, in a move likely to heighten political tension between the embattled county boss and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders.

Mr Ruto will be in Suna West Sub-county where he will launch the construction of the tarmac road between Masara and Muhuru beach and later address a public rally at Masara trading centre.

CONFIRMATION

Kuria West member of parliament (MP) Mathias Robi, who is a close ally of Mr Ruto, confirmed the DP will be in the county to commission the construction of the road as part of the Jubilee administration’s promise to develop all regions in Kenya.

"Mr Ruto is coming to Migori to launch the construction of the road. Jubilee is keen on developing all regions in Kenya," Mr Robi told the Sunday Nation.

Mr Nicholas Anyuor, the director of communication in the governor's office, also confirmed the trip, saying preparations to receive the DP were on course.

"We are all set to receive the DP for the development tour," he said.

But Mr Anyuor was quick to reject the perception of political undertones in the visit, maintaining it is meant to spur development in the region.

IN THE DARK

National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohammed, a close ally of Opposition leader Raila Odinga, appeared surprised by the news of the visit when reached for comment on Saturday.

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