Questions could be asked about Deputy President William Ruto's interest in the larger coastal region as he starts his five-day trip that targets a region that has traditionally backed Raila Odinga.

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Incidentally, Dr Ruto will start his trip at Tana River County on Thursday, just a fortnight after Mr Odinga visited Galana-Kulalu irrigation scheme that had stalled.

For the DP,  he will concentrate on the neighbouring Bura irrigation scheme before engaging in his usual fundraisers at the semi arid county.

Further, Dr Ruto will pitch tent at Kilifi County where a team associated with Raila Odinga, the Embrace team, visited a fortnight ago. 

On Saturday and Sunday, he will visit Mombasa and Kwake counties. For the last ten days President Uhuru Kenyatta has been at the two counties inspecting development projects.

An officer from Ruto's team, Easy Okenyuri, said the DP knows nothing good comes easily thus his efforts to reach out to all regions across the country.

"It will be a five days marathon. The DP knows nothing good comes easily. He trusts in the Lord and he is committed in his course," she said in an interview with the reporter.

"The most important thing is that he's working. Whenever he visits, he has something at hand to give to the people unlike his competitors," she added.

On Monday, Dr Ruto will be at Taita Taveta, a county now witnessing budget stalemate. Incidentally, Governor Granton Samboja recently met President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga over the matter.

Below is the full itinerary of DP William Ruto, who will on Tuesday visit Meru for the burial of Senator Mithika Linturi's father.

Program Update: Thursday 12:09:19 Tana River County------‐---Venue:Bura Irrigation Scheme

Activity: Launch of Korakora Gravity Canal project Time: 9:00am

Venue: Bura irrigation scheme Activity: Inspection of Cashew and Coconuts project Time:10:00 am

Venue: Galole Makere Village Milalulu Activity:Fundraising for bursary for students Time: 11:00am

Venue: Garsen stadium Activity: Launch of NGAAF project and Women Fundraising(widows)Time: 1:00pm

Venue: Kipini west ward Madingo Activity:Opening of Madingo Livestock market Time: 3:00pm

Venue: Kipini East ward Kipini Centre Activity: School Bus Fundraising for Kipini Secondary Time: 3:00pm

Friday 13:09:19 Kilifi County-----------Venue: Kilifi, Malindi Activity: Inspection Shakahola footbridge Time: 9:00am

Venue: Kitsoeni Water Pump,Kilifi South Activity:Last mile connectivity Time:10:00am

Venue: Kilifi town Activity: Opening of Baricho lot three(3) water Pipeline Time: 10:00am

Venue:Rabai Activity: Handover of tractor to a Cooperative Time: 12:00 noon

Venue: RabaiActivity:•Rabai Secondary School,•Bibi Fatma,Last mile connectivity Time: 1:00pm

Venue: Kilifi South, Mtwapa Activity: Fundraising for Boda Boda, Youth and WomenTime: 2:00pm

Saturday 14:09:19 Mombasa County------------Venue: ChangamweActivity: Luanching of sewer line, Changamwe repoolingTime:10:00am

Kwale County ----------Venue:Pemba, Kinango Sub County Activity: Launching of Pemba Dam water supply Time:11:00 amVenue:•Customs Offices•Mwansefu Secondary School (Lungalunga Sub County)Activity:Last mile connectivity12:00noon

Venue:Lunga Lunga town Activity:Meeting (To Be Confirmed(Time:12:30pm

Mombasa County---------Venue: Kadzandani Settlement, Nyali Activity:Last Mile Connectivity Time:6:00pm

Sunday 15:09:19Kwale County------------Venue: Shimba hills Activity:Fundraising Time: 10:00am

Taita Taveta County—————-Venue: DANIDA,Kasigau, VoiActivity: Fundraising for Kasigau ChurchesTime: 12:00noon

Venue:Buguta Sec School,Kasigau, Voi Activity: Last mile connectivity Time:2:00pm


Venue:Taveta Town Activity:Fundraising for CBOsTime:10:00am

Venue:Njoro Kubwa Activity:Opening of dam. Time:12:00noon

Kajiado County------------Venue:Illtilal, Kajiado South Activity:Eunoto Cultural CeremonyTime:2:00pm. 

Tuesday,17:09:19Meru County—————-Venue:Igembe South Activity:Late Mzee Linturi. father to Senator Mithika Linturi: Burial Ceremony. Time:10:00am