Locals in Kondele forced Mr DP to make a stopover and greet them.
Many had expected that the people would be hostile towards Ruto but their reserved reaction to him left many puzzled
Earlier on at the stadium, Ruto tried to blend into the audience by speaking the local language, a gesture locals celebrated as they responded to his salutations.
William Ruto and Raila have for a while been having political differences. Due to their differences, many had thought the people would be hostile to the deputy president, probably boo at him as a show of defiance.
Political analysts are now seeing the reception as a pointer that the 2022 election may be different and the DP is likely to reap something from the region.
The DP promised that he will be back to talk to the residents before the year’s elections.
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