Murmurs as Rift MPs snub DP Ruto’s event in Nandi County.

The absence of area MPs from event presided by Deputy President William Ruto in Nandi County has raised eyebrows.

DP Ruto was in the county on Friday, barely three days after touring the same region.

During todays event, all the eight legislators boycotted the commissioning of a 300-bed capacity mother and child comprehensive health facility.

Despite the presence of Nandi Governor Stephen Sang, his deputy Yulita Mitei and other county officials, the absence of legislators has raised questions whether Ruto’s support in the region is waning.

Their absence has opened a lid into speculations that there were simmering differences between area governor and MPs over development projects in the region.

ALSO READ:Nandi County’s health system gets a boost as DP Ruto unveils new facilities.

Despite the MPs’ apparent absence, Ruto put on a brave face as he emphasized on the need to strengthen health sector in the region.

He then dismissed former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for criticising leaders opposed to the Building Bridges Initiative seeking to reduce elective positions and scrubbing nominations to power.

“Leaders who have been telling us that we will be swept by tsunami must know that the government will not allow them to cause chaos and anarchy through BBI” he said.

Sang did not speak about the absence of local MPs during the event and instead promised to further improve the health sector in the county.

The event was also attended by Ruto’s ally Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa.

ALSO READ:Clergy ask Nandi leaders to end differences.

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