The Deputy President William Ruto has in the recent months been touring different parts of the country to popularize himself ahead of the 2022 General Elections. He has expressed his ambition to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta when he retires after two successful terms at the helm of the leadership of Kenya. While it was expected that his boss will endorse him for presidency, their political differences have played out in public. The deputy president and his Tanga Tanga brigade of youthful politicians have been criticizing the Jubilee government for sidelining the DP after the handshake between the President and Opposition Leader Raila Odinga. Leaders allied the DP have been very vocal in castigating the government for betrayal of William Ruto. The President on the other hand has asked the DP to quit government if he is dissatisfied with the way government is run.
The Deputy President enjoys the political goodwill of the residents of Rift valley region and the leaders from the area have also come out in support of him. He however faces rivalry from Baringo Senator and KANU chairman Gideon Moi. Ruto's ally Honourable Caleb Kositany has delivered a strong message to the 'deep state' calling on them to divert their negative energy against the DP into positive energy to ensure growth of the economy. The Soy Member of Parliament Twitter mesaage has elicited harsh reactions from kenyans in critic of the legislator who is an ardent supporter and neighbour of William Ruto. Below are some of the reactions,
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