Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir has come into the defence of Deputy President William Ruto over meetings held at his Karen residence ostensibly to campaign for McDonald Mariga.

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Dr Ruto has hosted several delegations from neighbouring Kibra constituency ahead of by-election, a move that has not gone well with his Karen neighbours.

An aide to the DP who spoke in confidence said the association has served Ruto with notice to cancel future huge gatherings at the residence, arguing that it's a threat to their security.

"I can confirm that they sent the letter demanding for cancellation of large delegations that may be lined up in future. The DP is a member of the association," he said.

"It's a small matter that will be sorted even if it means that the size of delegations are reduced and nobody is left waiting at the gate. We shall see what the boss says," he added.

But Korir, who incidentally serves as the area MP, has defended Dr Ruto, arguing that it's not a crime for him to meet Kenyans to discuss matters development.

“Is it illegal to belong to a tribe? The fact is that we are 42 tribes in the country and if one community organises itself to meet the DP, is there any illegality? 

"These are Kenyans who are meeting to discuss development. The other day I saw Raila meeting the Gema community, is that illegal?” Korir posed

The Karen Residents Association has authority to expell members who don't adhere to regulations or even impose hefty fines on those who are served with notices.

Early this year, the association warned musician Alex Apoko alias Ringtone following claims that he was rearing many cows within the neighborhood.

For days now, Dr Ruto has been hosting huge delegations from the neighbouring Kibra constituency in a bid to rally for McDonald Mariga ahead of Kibra by-election scheduled for November.

The claims on ultimatums can be corroborated with the statement issued by Dr Ruto's communication aide Emmanuel Talam, who seemed infuriated by the orders.

"I didn't know it was a crime for DP Ruto to host his neighbours from Kibra at his posh residence in Karen. Our sincere apology to those offended," he tweeted.

"Our sincere apology to the residents of Karen who are offended by the "noise" of DP Ruto's Kibera neighbours vising his residence in Karen. One day they will live in Karen and won't make noise...kuteseka ni kwa muda," he added.