Deputy President William Samoei Ruto has been transversing through the country popularizing his bottom up politics and leaving nothing to chance. His bid for presidency has received backing from a good number of seasoned politicians while as well receiving blows from Leaders who are not 'singing the same tune' as he is concerning next year's general elections. Among his critics is his boss the president. Soon after the handshake between President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, the bromance the president and his deputy used to publicly display became a thing or the past.
Uhuru is reportedly keen to form a titanic vehicle that would bring on board all the bigwigs and some of the regional parties. One of the roles the president could play to guarantee Raila Odinga a win is to succefuly broker a coalition deal between the former NASA principals. All these regional parties coming together will bring together enough numbers to undoubtedly guarantee Raila Odinga rakes up the 50% +1 of the total votes cast, enough to declare him president elect.
Mt. Kenya Politics
Photo: Raila Odinga with leaders allied to Azimio la Umoja.
From endorsements by the mount Kenya foundation and the region's elders in a bid to woe the central region into accepting Raila as a better suit candidate for presidency, the president seems to be on a fight back strategy to scuttle Deputy President William Ruto's fortunes in the vote-rich region. Ruto has previously enjoyed unrivaled popularity in the region that he has promised to pick a running mate from but Raila as well is keen to reap from the president's backyard.
Ruto seems to be much aware of how important the central region is to his bid for presidency. The region has about 4.6 million registered voters and combining a solid vote from this region with those from his expansive Rift Valley backyard would undoubtedly give Ruto the numbers to win next year's elections as it did in 2013 and 2017.One other last move that could see Ruto loose more votes in Central Kenya is if Uhuru Kenyatta endorses Raila Odinga. Mind you , the president is still the regions spokes person and still enjoys a lot of support in the region and endorsing ODM leader Raila would spell doom to Ruto's camp.
Content created and supplied by: Odinews.com (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More