The big fightback: Uhuru sets off on a quest for his backyard

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses residents of Igembe Central, Meru County, where he led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of New KCC Nyambene Milk Plant, on February 1, 2020. He is doling out development goodies. PHOTO | PSCU

What you need to know:

  • Dr Ruto has enjoyed near fervent support among residents of Mt Kenya region and received an arousing reception whenever he visits.
  • This week, President Kenyatta toured four counties in a carefully scripted tour in which detractors have been locked out and his allies given prominent roles.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has started an aggressive fightback to regain his political backyard and stem rebellion from MPs in Mt Kenya that is threatening to make him a lame duck President three years before the end of his term.

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