Monday June 24, 2019 - The Chief Executive of the Africa Policy Institute, Prof Peter Kagwanja, has hinted at the possible resignation of Deputy President William Ruto over the growing tension between the two Jubilee leaders.
Kagwanja said the division between Kenyatta and Ruto had reached a point of no return - leaving only two options.
Kagwanja, who occasionally consults for President Kenyatta, said the differences between the DP and the President are as a result of differing visions.
The Professor said Kenyatta is seeking to achieve national unity while Ruto appears fixated with the search for power ahead of 2022.
“Ruto has crossed the Rubicon and Uhuru has crossed the Rubicon with their armies, and Rome is not safe.”
“I only see two options, Ruto may resign from Government or create a third handshake and reunite with Uhuru,” the Professor said.
He said the history of Kenyan politics is full of such sharp differences that were followed by resignations.
“In 1966, Jaramogi (Oginga Odinga) resigned after differences with Mzee Kenyatta.”
“In 1988, Kenneth Matiba and Daniel arap Moi were bosom buddies but Matiba left the Government as a matter of principle.”
“Mwai Kibaki did the same in 1991,” he said.
There are rumours that four Cabinet Secretaries from Mt Kenya region are planning to kill him before the 2022 presidential elections.
The Kenyan DAILY POST