Meru governor Kiraitu Murungi skipped William Ruto’s two functions in Meru town on grounds that DP is wining and dining with his political foes.
It has emerged that Ruto pointmen did not involve Kiraitu in the planning and the governor was only briefed by his aides.
Kiraitu and his deputy Titus Ntuchiu skipped Ruto’s first stop at the Meru Level Five Hospital which is under county management.
They were also absent at the homecoming party of nominated MP Halima Mucheke at Meru Polytechnic grounds.
Kiraitu did not send apologies but to show he was aware of the DP functions was his decision to sent a Sh100,000 donation to a harambee for women groups at Meru grounds.
Those with Ruto are well known Kiraitu opponents scheming for his 2022 downfall who included Meru Senator Mithika Linturi and MPs Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Rahim Dawood (North Imenti), Moses Kirima (Central Imenti), Rindikiri Mugambi (Buuri) and Beatrice Nkatha (Tharaka Nithi).
At Meru Level Five Hospital, Ruto inspected the construction of an Intensive Care Unit.