If what occurred to the ODM dissident MPs in Nyanza yesterday is any indication, they should be very concerned.
They were heckled in front of President William Ruto for dumping Raila Odinga to join the administration.
Ruto was delivering a speech at a gathering in Awendo, Migori County, when all hell broke out.
In attendance were Rongo MP Paul Rabuor, Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Elisha Odhimabo (Gem), Mark Nyamita (Uriri), and Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda.
Deputy Governor of Siaya, William Oduol, was also present during the gathering.
A few months into his presidency, Oduol clashed with Governor James Orengo over county management.
Locals yelled down the leaders during their addresses, indicating that voters may be dissatisfied with their decision to dump Raila.
Locals assaulted Nyamita in particular when he attempted to get access to the dais, where Ruto and other key officials were present.
Angry neighbours were seen on tape informing the seasoned politician that despite being a close associate of the President, he was not welcome at the meeting.
While the lawmakers have stated that they will continue to work with the President to bring prosperity to the region, their popularity among the electorate has dwindled.
During the Nyanza meet-the-people tour, Ruto focused on developing a new bond with Azimio Leader Raila Odinga, relegating the rebels to the margins.