The absence of Kilifi Governor Amason Jeffer Kingi from the Kenya Kwanza Alliance campaign rallies in the Coast region has signalled a possibility of simmering tension in the outfit led by Deputy President William Ruto.
The PAA party leader, who recently ditched Azimio la Umoja coalition for Kenya Kwanza, has gone under for days.
Neither Kingi nor any of his representatives showed up in Rutos’s Mtwapa and Kikambala stopovers which are in Kilifi County.
The absence of his PAA leaders and aspirants at the DP's rallies over the weekend exacerbated the rumoured conflict in the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Ordinarily, it was expected that Kingi would be among the key dignitaries to welcome Ruto to the Coast region. He was, however, nowhere to be seen.
Ruto and his brigade carried on with their rallies in Mombasa County and the neighbouring areas.
There was no mention of Kingi nor an apology from the DP or any member of his camp over the absence of the key Kenya Kwanza leader.
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua who together ditched Azimio and joined Kenya Kwanza was present at the rally.
Kingi's absence come days after he asked the UDA team to convince their aspirants to step down and clear the way for PAA candidates in Kilifi. The request was opposed by Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa.
This comes even as the Tujibebe party leader and Kiambu governor candidate William Kabogo went bare-knuckle against the Kenya Kwanza leadership.
Kabogo lamented over open bias in favour of UDA candidates during the campaigns and the matter is seemingly yet to be solved to date.