Tuesday June 18, 2019 - Political analyst, Dennis Anyoka, has predicted tough times for Deputy President William Ruto as he seeks to realise his 2022 presidential ambitions.
According to Anyoka, Ruto stands very low chances of winning the Presidency come 2022, noting that favour lies on the side of former Premier Raila Odinga instead.
He said Raila appears to have won the heart of the deep state, which influences the polls and decides who ascends to the presidency in each election.
He argued that this could be the reason behind Ruto's dirty name, claiming that the group is already at work to make him dirty in the eyes of Kenyans, and consequently push for his loss.
"Chances are high that there are fears about Ruto becoming President in 2022.”
“They fear him because each scandal seems to be touching him.”
“The deep state cannot be comfortable with such a person if there is an alternative," he said.
He termed this as the reason behind Raila's sudden change of behaviour from his initial aggressive nature, predicting that he could be the man to watch in 2022.
"For the past few years, about two, Raila has changed, there are no fights anywhere. Maybe he is being cleaned," he added.
He added that it is the same deep state that has prevented Raila's presidency in his four past bids but appears to be on his side this time around.
The Kenyan DAILY POST