The Cost of Ruto’s delegates meetings, will the tactic work?

Posted: January 9, 2016 in Politics/Current issues
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943405_1186670061361529_3986929747927194370_nDeputy President has recently been hosting delegates at his Sugoi home in Uasin Gishu county to  campaign for the Jubilee party. So far, he has hosted more that 12,000 delegates.

Jubilee Party is the political vehicle that President Uhuru Kenyatta and the DP plan to use to go another term come the next general elections in August 2017.

According to the Start Newspaper, the Deputy president has so far used an estimated Sh100 million in hosting the delegates from the different regions. The cost include transport, accommodation, food, drink and handouts to delegations.

According to the Star, before delegates came calling, the DP bought about Sh3 million goats for the feasts from the famous Kimalel goat auction in Baringo. Sources privy to entertainment deatils also told the Start that each ‘ordinary’ delegate got Sh3,000-Sh5,000 “as bread and milk for their families.”

Delegation leaders who include governors, senators, MPs, MCAs and prominent figures are said to be getting Sh50,000-Sh100,000, depending on their status.

Well, this is of course a topic that is going to generate so much debate. Critics will argue what the Deputy president is doing is not right. This is the same tactic former president Moi was using, gathering delegates at State House and his Kabarak home dishing out handout for the same.

2017 is is almost here and we should just expect more of such as as politicians try to woe leaders from different parts of the country to support them come the general elections.

Question is, is it the right tactic and is it going to work?


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