President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are not on good terms. This has been witnessed probably after the president's handshake with ODM leader Raila Amolo Odinga. We have witnessed a war of words between the two principals, each blaming the opposite side. The same clashes have been witnessed even between their allies. Religious leaders from the Catholic Church were on media last week, proclaiming their readiness to reconcile the President and his Deputy.
The conflict between the two has put the nation in unrest in recent days. But guess what? Not all of us are happy to see this conflict come to an end. Not so soon. There are a few individuals who benefit a lot from this saga. Some of them are:
1. Deputy President William Ruto
The Deputy President benefits most from this conflict. If we can be sincere, we will discover that Ruto has gained huge political mileage recently. He has used the church audience to gain sympathy from Kenyans. The claim that President Uhuru has kept him out of government has earned him massive popularity in the country.
2. ODM Leader Raila Amolo Odinga
Raila Amolo Odinga has benefited a lot after the handshake which is the root cause of the clashes between Uhuru and Ruto. The Luo-Nyanza has experienced great progress in the national development agenda. Some of these projects are; The New Nyanza Hospital, The Kondele market renovation Kisumu Port, etc.
3. The Church
The church in Kenya has a wide range of audiences and politicians have taken advantage of this. DP. William Ruto has been visiting churches, funding them handsomely. Last week, the Anglican Church of Kenya termed the act unspiritual and banned politicians from its pulpit.
All in all, every political wave has advantages and disadvantages. Some supporters from Ruto’s side claim to disagree with the reconciliation between the two, saying that it will lead to Ruto's political downfall.
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