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Will Ruto Break This Curse Haunting Deputy Presidents?

There seems to be a wicked curse haunting the deputy presidents in Kenya. Starting from the first vice President when Kenya got Independence Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, to the most recent vice President before Ruto, Kalonzo Musyoka, there is surely something haywire.

What is this curse? You may ask. Now, no Kenyan deputy president has ever succeeded his boss, the president immediately.

First Deputy President Jaramogi for example, after leaving office, attempted for twenty years just to be the president, but in all his attempts till death, failed.

The late Mwai Kibaki too after parting ways with President Daniel Moi, attempted twice to succeed him, each time failing until he eventually won in 2002 general elections.

Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi is another case. Despite being close to power, his uttermost desire has not been met several years later since he ceased to be the DP.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka too, despite several contests for the top job, Kalonzo has never been successful.

The only exemption was the late president Moi who succeeded his boss for the top job but here there was no elections held. This was after the death of first president, Jomo Kenyatta.

The main question is, will Deputy President William Ruto break this curse and succeed his boss? Tell me what you think in the comment section below. And please give me a follow.


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