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Nelson Havi Gives Reasons Why He Suppports DP Ruto and Not Uhuru, Raila

President of Law Society of Kenya Nelson Havi has responded to questions on how he supports Deputy President William Ruto over his boss, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Nelson Havi was responding to former CJ Mutunga who questioned his motive to laud DP Ruto after the Court of Appeal termed BBI unconstitutional.

"The narrative of “the lesser of the two evils” betokens political opportunism. You have of course the constitutional freedom to associate with the political evil of your choice among the two," posed Mutunga.

Havi cautiously replied saying that Ruto's main goal resonates with his and that is why he has grown fond of him.

He compared this situation with that of Nelson Mandela who said, "one of the mistakes which some political analysts make is to think that their enemies should be our enemies”.

One of the reasons he gave is that Uhuru and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga have frustrated the LSK while DP Ruto has not.

"Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga have frustrated LSK in order that it does not speak on matters of national importance. William Ruto has not," he said.

His second reason was that pro-BBI leaders continue to support the bill even after the high court termed it unconstitutional.

"Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga and all other presidential aspirants supported BBI Bill. Even after the judgment of the Court of Appeal, that group still believes we should amend the Constitution. William Ruto believes we should vaccinate, open the economy and create jobs," he added.

With his opinion, he believes that DP Ruto resonates with any honest Kenyans and that is why he supports him.

"William Ruto’s position resonates with mine and represents the majority view of informed honest Kenyans. I do not, therefore, propose we drive on a deserted highway with our eyes on the rear mirror when the front windshield provides sufficient direction on our destination," he stated.

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