It has emerged that plans were in place to heckle Deputy President William Ruto in Mombasa on Sunday, plans that, however, aborted after the escaped the trap.

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According to the People Daily, a group of youths had been brought and planted in the crowd during the Mashujaa Day celebrations to humiliate and embarrass the DP.

The plan, allegedly, was to lure him into the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) debate, where he was to be shouted down if he reiterated his opposition for the initiative.

However, he survived the plan when he failed to address the matter, even after host governor Hassan Joho, while welcoming him on stage, urged him to back the initiative.

It had also emerged that the group was further incapacitated after only a few of them managed to get a spot in front of the dais, which was largely occupied by security officers.

The group was also washed down by another one which was cheering on the DP during the speech, as Ruto avoided the BBI talk, highlighting Jubilee's achievements.

The DP also stressed on the need to scale up the fight agsisntt unemployment and poverty.

“Seven years of your leadership, we have seen tremendous investment in our infrastructure, we have built a brand new railway, we have built many kilometres of roads, we have connected many to electricity, your excellency you are our hero as well,” he said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta also avoided the debate, only two days aftet declaring his hacking for the initiative he founded alongside ODM leader Raila Odinga after their 2018 handshake.

Both Raila and Joho, who are Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader and his deputy respectively, heaped praise on the BBI, urging Kenyans to back it.