Thursday June 20, 2019 - Political analyst, Ambrose Weda, has said that a union of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga, will not stop Deputy President William Ruto's ascendancy to the Presidency in the 2022 General Elections.
The two leaders have remained together since their truce in early 2018, a union that, however, seems to be isolating the DP, with pundits observing that the closeness might give rise to an alliance ahead of the polls.
According to Weda, Ruto must have realized this, and must be using his time to prepare a weapon that will help him crush a union of the two, should they decide to form a coalition or a partnership for the much-awaited polls.
He termed this the possible reason behind Ruto's continued politicking, despite Uhuru's warnings, observing that the DP must have predicted that Uhuru will dump him with time, and no longer needs to listen to him.
"Ruto has made up his mind; he doesn't give a hoot what Uhuru thinks.”
“He is ready to take them both, Uhuru and Raila, he has given up on the president," he said on KBC English Service's The Big Conversation show, Wednesday morning.
He opined that Ruto has resorted to a tact he learnt from Raila when he was in ODM, and will be using Raila's forceful mode of politicking to beat him should they face off come 2022.
He noted that just like Raila forced his way into Government through the Prime Ministerial seat after his controversial loss to retired President Mwai Kibaki in 2007, Ruto is similarly forcing his way to State House.
"That's what he learns from Tinga (Raila). In 2007 they beat Kibaki, if there was no abracadabra (sic) they would have removed him, then they had the read shared)," he said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST