President Uhuru has no such power in the Jubilee stronghold of Mt Kenya so he cannot try to impose anybody in the region. The people in that region tend to be independent thinkers as can be seen how they removed most of the incumbents from 2013-2017. Nyeri county removed some heavy weights akina Priscilla Nyokabi and
James Ndungu Gethenji.
Some politicians who are loved media were rejected kama PK and Martha Karua.
It's a good thing and a bad thing that Uhuru has no such powers. For Ruto it's good because he just have to do the right thing na atapata. He has fought alongside Mt Kenya people and proven an asset. He has plenty if value.
Gideon Moi is a stranger in Mt Kenya regions. He hasn't fought any battles alongside Mt Kenya people so he has a long way to go.
DP Ruto is the man