Opponents of Dr. Willian Ruto now claim that panic will ship him out of the 2022 presidential race. The handshake fanatics further claim that Ruto is using shadowy figures as excuses.
Ruto was part of the “system” until early 2018 when chief opposition leader Raila Odinga and HE. President Uhuru Kenyatta shook hands in an event popularly dabbed as handshake.
The 2018 handshake has then been a stumbling block for Ruto’s succession plans, forcing him to rearrange his cards.
The Deputy President has portrayed the 2022 election as a solo predator hunting mission, especially after the president welcomed his political rival, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Dr. William Ruto has failed to hide his panic, seen often hosting delegates in his Karen home as a way of crafting a strategy that would see him inside the State House come 2022.
While attacking what he termed as “the deep state”, Ruto assured his supporters that they would eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel.
He said, “ati iko watu watatuibia kura hata mkipiga kura namna gani, kuna watu wamekaa mahali fulani wataamua, hawa watu tunawangojea hiyo deep state tunangojea, hiyo system tunangojea, watakuja na system sisi tunakuja na watu na mwenyezi mungu.”
However, his words sounded like panicking words on the ears of his critics, according to minority Chief Whip who also doubles as Suba Central Member of Parliament, Hon. John Mbadi, Ruto should not cry because he has been enjoying the fruits of the deep state all along.
Ruto’s team, however, seems unbowed and insist that they are ready and will eventually become victor when the time comes. They claim to have mastered the tactics of the “system” and fears it no more.
In a post shared to Hello News, Soi Member of Parliament said, “We have always gone to the people to get the victory we have sought, it’s also a wakeup call to the people in ODM, they seem to have tried to go to the people and failed, and they think and tell a lie and believed it that elections are rigged, and that is how we won.”
The controversial 2022 succession debate hits barely two days after close confidant to the state, COTU Secretary General Hon. Francis Atwoli and David Murathe endorsing ODM leader Raila Odinga for the Top Job.
However, Mr. Odinga has insisted that his relation with the president has nothing to do with 2022 succession politics.