As the country is preparing itself for the 2022 general elections, William Ruto has been the man to beat for the other presidential aspirants including Raila Odinga and the Okoa Kenya Alliance members like Mudavadi, Kalonzo and Gedion Moi.
The man from Sugoi has really given Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta a tough time since the onset of the handshake. I strongly believe that Raila Odinga together with his handshake partner expected to "politically bully and silence" the Dp with their BBI process. But the Dp successfully became the master of their own game.
But one headache for the Dp is the running mate equation. There are several potential running mates that the Dp could go for. The first person on the list is the former cabinet secretary and TSP party leader Mwangi Kiunjuri. He has shown interest of working with the Dp ahead of 2022.
The fact that the Kikuyu vote is essential for the Dp, Kiunjuri could be the person to bring them home. With a Kikuyu running mate, Ruto stands high chances of winning the 2022 elections.
The second option for the running mate position is Musalia Mudavadi. If Ruto takes Musalia Mudavadi as his running mate, he will get all the Luhya votes. Raila Odinga has been riding on majority votes from Western Kenya region for a long time without succeeding in winning the presidency.
Luhya nation will want to taste waters with another person. Musalia Mudavadi deputising Ruto will be their chance. As much as Ruto might lose some Kikuyu votes, this combination also has a high chance of winning if the Dp continue keeping the hustler narrative at hand.
Since the Dp is a very tactful politician, I stand to believe that the third option of a running mate is a top secret to many of us. It might be an obvious candidate or someone that everyone will get shocked. It might be Joho, Oparanya, Raila Odinga himself, Kalonzo Musyoka or even Justin Muturi.
I don't know what you think but that's my take. Who do you think will be the running mate to Ruto and what's their chances of winning the 2022 elections? Leave your response below and remember to click the follow button and share this article.
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