Under pressure Deputy President William Ruto has thrown in the towel in his supremacy wars with Cherangany MP Joshua Arap Kutuny.
Kenya Live News has reliably learnt that a fearful DP Ruto paid Kutuny a secret visit to his home in Nairobi and offered a truce.
Kutuny has been leading a group of fearless rebel Jubilee MPs from the North Rift that includes Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter and his Moiben counterpart Silas Tiren.
The MPs are opposed to Ruto’s style of leadership and have publicly named him as beneficiary of the NCPB maize scandal.
Late last night, the DP drove to Kutuny’s home to plead for a ceasefire and to ask his former ally turned foe to organise a peace meeting with the rest of the rebel MPs as he seeks for channels through which angry maize farmers can be appeased.
Ruto is concerned that that growing rebellion in his backyard undermines his chances in the 2022 presidential election.
However sources close to the DP’s secretariat told Kenya Live News that they wanted to nip in bud plans by the three North Rift MPs to mobilise maize farmers and stage massive street protests in Eldoret over low maize prices and scandals that have rocked the NCPB.
They fear such a demo can easily lead to mass defections from Jubilee and possibly the formation of an alternative political party opposed to Jubilee in their perceived stronghold.