DP William Ruto is accompanied by other leaders during his tour of Narok County on Thursday, January 19, 2017. [Photo/Courtesy]
DP William Ruto is accompanied by other leaders during his tour of Narok County on Thursday, January 19, 2017. [Photo/Courtesy]

Deputy President William Ruto was on Thursday heckled as he attempted to address a rally at Sogoo Secondary School in Narok County.

DP Ruto was shouted down by angry residents who decried neglect by the Jubilee government in the four years that they have been in power.

The residents stated that they had not realized any development in the region with the poor health sector, poor infrastructure and unemployment still crippling the region.

They further called for the transfer of local administration officers accusing them of demanding Ksh300 from them in exchange for Identification cards.

After managing to calm the residents down, DP William Ruto ordered the county commissioner to investigate the distortion claims and take appropriate action against those involved.

He further pledged to ensure the Mulo-Sogoo and Lulunga-Sogoo-Olmekenyu roads have been tarmacked in the next one year.

William Ruto said the government was keen to ensure development is realised in all parts of the country.

DP Ruto was accompanied by among others Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter, Narok Governor Samuel ole Tunai, the county’s Women Representative Soipan Ole Kudate and Sogoo MCA Moses Cheruyoit.

The news may be flattering for CORD who recently claimed to enjoy huge support in Narok County.

The incident comes just days after a public altercation between DP William Ruto and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi in what seems to be Rift Valley supremacy battle.

Speaking at the funeral service of former Nominated MP Mark Too, Mr Moi accused DP Ruto of misrepresenting the needs of the region accusing him of using his position in government for selfish gain.

Gideon Moi said that while he supports President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection bid, it is the wish of the people of Rift Valley that the president conducts his campaigns in the region alone and desists from using DP Ruto as his pointman.

In a rejoinder, DP William Ruto accused Gideon Moi of meddling in Jubilee affairs yet he supported Amani Coalition’s Musalia Mudavadi in the 2013 elections.

DP Ruto said President Kenyatta and Jubilee party have a strategy that they will use to win the August elections and do not need Gideon’s support.