Samuel Omwenga a legal analyst and Political commentator while talking to The Star revealed that if Deputy President should give up his quest for elected office in favour of a his rival, Raila Odinga saying that as things stand, he may lose big. According to Owenga, this will help Ruto a great deal since Raila will give him money or monetary compensation for shedding off his ambitions should Ruto give in his ambitions.
“There is no doubt the leading contenders for the 2022 elections are former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Samoei Ruto and this is not in dispute.
Question is, should Raila and Ruto go head on in the 2022 elections and put the country in what is likely to be another bare-knuckle contest in which the ODM leader is more likely to be sworn as the next president, regardless of how Ruto performs?" He said.
The solution is for Ruto to pave way for Raila by either not vying or having a “technical,” presidential run, meaning, not mounting a serious campaign and position himself as the opposition leader.
This will in turn mean Ruto will leave to fight another day rather than putting the country through a highly contentious election.
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