Fear has gripped Jubilee after word went round to the effect, a section of legislators allied to Deputy President William Ruto are planning to boycott President Uhuru Kenyatta’s State of the Nation address set for tomorrow (Thursday )in Parliament to protest the skewed war on corruption which they claim targets the DP.
However ,it is said, the Dp has been prevailing them to attend since it will be used against him by his political detractors.
Vocal mps from Rift Valley Kalenjinland are said to have hatched a plot to mobilise their colleagues to boycott the House to show their displeasure at the Building Bridges Initiative which they argue is being used by Opposition leader Raila Odinga to scuttle Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.
They maintain that the so-called fight against corruption is part of a wider scheme targeted at Ruto and his allies.
The MPs held a meeting in a Nairobi hotel where they explored avenues open to them to register their discontentment with the President for going to bed with Raila.
On Tuesday, Ruto snubbed Huduma Namba launch in Kakamega where he was to be the chief guest.
His absence was conspicuously visible even as leaders avoided talking about his whereabouts, except ODM leader Raila Odinga who noted that the DP was expected at Kakamega, where he was a no-show.
But taking to his Twitter account, Ruto revealed that he was meeting the Vice President of the Cuban Council of State and of Ministers, Ms Ines Maria Chapman.
But the move to boycott Uhuru’s address, according to sources, received support from Ruto allied MPs from Rift Valley but those from Central Kenya opposed to it.
According to sources, their Kikuyu counterpart Kimani Ichu’ngwa opposed the move, saying it would be counterproductive.
They tried to prevail upon their colleagues to attend the session, noting that failure to do so will only give Raila the ammunition to hit at them.
Ruto enjoys the support of over 100 MPs in both houses.
Initially, the MPs had planned to heckle the Head of State during the address but this idea was dropped as many argued it would paint them in bad light