MPs rally behind Ruto’s plan to takeover Coast region

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Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday met Jubilee leaders from Taita-Taveta at his Mata farm in Taveta in efforts to win over the Coast region, an opposition stronghold, ahead of the next general election.

Sources at the meeting told the Nation that Dr Ruto met the team to solidify his support and lay the ground for his 2022 campaign machinery.

The leaders, including Taveta MP Naomi Shaban and Woman Representative Lydia Haika, led more than 200 delegates who pledged to support Dr Ruto’s journey to State House in 2022.

Former Woman Representative Joyce Lay and a number of aspirants who ran for various seats under the party during the last general election also attended the meeting, where they held talks on a number of issues among them the grassroots elections expected to be held in March this year.

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Although they declined to reveal the details of the meeting, Jubilee leaders said the meeting was successful and that it was meant to galvanise support for Dr Ruto’s presidential bid.

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