Deputy President youth supporters came out wearing T-shirts with colours resembling those of United Republican Party (URP) which happens to be DP Ruto’s party.
This came after speculations that the DP has been asking President Uhuru Kenyatta to part ways with ODM leader Raila Odinga, accusing the former PM of working with sections of Jubilee leaders to block his 2022 presidential bid.
Resurfacing of the attires associated with the party which Ruto used to form a coalition with President Uhuru Kenyatta could yet again raise questions about his future in Jubilee party.
“When am in Dagoretti, I remember a lot. I used to stay at Ngano. During that time, I used to pay a monthly rent of Sh1,750. Even my landlady used to be a good person. One of this fine days I’ll give her a courtesy call,” recalled Ruto even though as he maintained that Jubilee is intact.
“My wife and I used to come here for dates and we would later marry. Our first child was born here in Dagoretti South. So I have a history in this area,” added the DP, amid cheers from the crowd.
Early this year, former Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe insisted that Ruto should retire with President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a statement that caused cracks within the ruling party, Murathe also warned mass exodus from Jubilee party should Ruto insist of competing.
The recent developments have left DP William Ruto’s allies cautious of his next step. Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei is on record for admitting that Dr Ruto could source for another party ahead of 2022 polls.