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"That Will Not Happen, Not From Ruto" Manyora Sends Message to Some Leaders in Kenya Kwanza Camp

Political Expert Professor Herman Manyora has dismissed allegations going viral that President William Ruto might likely endorse the Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi as his successor once he completes his team, over looking his deputy Rigathi Gachagua.

According to some political experts, Ruto is slowly wooing the Western Region if his recent moves to award Musalia Mudavadi with the prime Cabinet Secretary position, support Moses Wetangula as the Speaker of the National Assembly, have Luhya CSs in his cabinet and latest move to appoint Cleophas Malala as the secretary general of the UDA party is anything to go by.

They argue that Ruto is not taking chances with the Mount Kenya Region votes and he is already looking for a replacement should the region support Gachagua's bid or field their won candidate in the next polls.

Manyora has however dismissed the view of his counterparts, saying that Ruto cannot overlook Gachagua, and they will be together for the foreseeable 20 years.

He noted that power is not given as Musalia Mudavadi and Wetangula might think, and if the efforts Gachagua has been making in defending his community is anything to go by, it will be hard for Ruto to ignore the Mt Kenya Region in the future.

"I have told Kenyans that there is no power conflict between Musalia and Gachagua.There is no time Ruto will choose Musalia over Gachagua, that will never happen, not from Ruto just forget about it. My Luhya people have been waiting for this for years even during Moi's time."

"They are now waiting Ruto to give them. Gachagua will be there for 10 years, so you are looking for 20 years. If Musalia and Wetangula want power, they must strategize, and that cannot happen in the matrix of Kenya Kwanza."

Listen to Manyora from minute 12:09.

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