Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok on Thursday charged President William Ruto's Cabinet Secretaries who are planning events in the South Rift county.
The UDA governor while launching road construction equipment accused a number of CSs of undermining his leadership with their visits to the county.
He alleged that some of the CS had a political agenda with their visits to the South Rift county and were keen on influencing succession politics in the area.
While he did not name the CSs, a number of Ruto's Cabinet from the Rift Valley including Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen, Florence Bore (Labour), Simon Chelugui (Cooperatives) and Davis Chirchir (Energy) have been transversing the country. The CSs though come from different counties but influence local politics.
Notably, the governor's comments came after Murkomen visited Isaac Ruto, Barchok's political competitor in the 2022 polls. Labour CS Bore has also held a number of events in the county.
"When you are coming, you must inform me because I am the one with the keys to this area. We want to tell the President that it is too early for the CSs to begin succession politics," he stated.
"I have no shame in saying that I do not want somebody to come here and undermine me. I am the governor of Bomet and was elected by the people."
He has called on Ruto to rein on his CSs who are involving themselves in politics, noting that they are derailing the President's development agenda.
The governor insisted governors in the region would support Ruto in his agenda but maintained that they should not be intimidated.
Barchok's sentiments were also echoed by his Kericho counterpart Erick Mutai who indicated that the area governors would support each other from political interference from some government officials.
"As the county governments, we shall stand firm. As governors, we are working and nobody will separate us. If anyone touches our brother (Bomet governor) then we have also been touched," he stated.