Amid a sharp increase in high cost of living and the passing of Finance Bill described as punitive, President Ruto has gone to Mt Kenya region to calm restless supporters.
The 5-day charm offensive will see the President tranverse the region that voted for him almost to a man after he made sweet promises to them.
On the ground however, the hustlers are uneasy as the cost of living continues to skyrocket with no solutions on the horizon.
Cost of basic life essentials from fuel, maize flour, sugar, bread, cooking oil have all gone up some even doubled in the last 8 months.
This has increased more suffering to the “hustlers” who believed the campaign promises of a lessened burden and are now faced with a Finance Act that promises more pain.
Ruto kicked off his tour at Githurai in Kiambu County where he commissioned the Githurai market, a flagship project of his predecessor turned bitter rival Uhuru Kenyatta.
He also commissioned the Githurai Water project that was started by the previous regime.
The President’s day one tour will see him traverse Kiambu, Murang’a, Kirinyaga and Nyeri counties and end up at Sagana State Logde in Mathira Constituency – the home turf of his deputy Rigathi Gachagua.