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Bad News For Uhuru, Raila as They're Told What'll Happen if Ruto Wins Next Year

Things could go further south for President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga regarding their push for constitutional changes after the 2022 general elections, they have been indirectly told.

The two principals have been pushing for a referendum through their BBI push, one that has twice been thrown out by the court, on grounds that the law wasn't fully adhered to during it's initiation.

Lately, there have been suggestions that Raila will revive the push should he succeed in the 2022 presidential race, with his candidature enjoying the backing of the President, his ally since March 2018.

But the rival camp led by Deputy President William Ruto has suggested that the push will be completely forgotten if he wins, with his UDA party chair Johnson Muthama dismissing the entire push.

"Despite the Appellate Court declaring BBI nonsense, NULL and VOID, Raila Odinga is still seeking more political positions to punish Kenyans with more taxes to cater for bloated executive and cabinet instead of addressing issues that have impoverished the hustlers since 1963," he says in a tweet.

He spoke following reports that Raila's side of the handshake wants a bigger cabinet and could soon be seen pushing for changes to realize this.

The former Machakos Senator said that the election of Ruto in 2022 will mark the end of constitutional amendment debate, and that the attention will be shifted to more Kenyan-friendly initiatives.

He said that instead of attempting to make changes to create more positions, considering that BBI also sought to expand the executive, the attention will be channeled towards the currently forgotten groups.

"We must change this narrative of self aggrandizement and invest in farmers, Mama mbogas, bodabodas, artisans and everyone occupying the bottom of the economic pyramid by installing William Ruto as the President in 2022," the leader further says in a separate tweet.

But Raila and Uhuru have held that the changes are very necessary and will go a long way in among others, eliminating post election wrangles by doing away with the current winner takes it all system.

Ruto, on the other hand, has been opposed to them, terming them an attempt to create positions for a few political players.

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