Professor Herman Manyora, a political analyst has claimed that Mathira member of parliament Rigathi Gachagua has already committed his first blunder, since he was chosen as a running mate, that might cost Deputy President William Ruto the presidency in the August polls.
In a video through his You Tube Channel on Sunday, Manyora argued that Gachagua's remarks on Friday in Embu County, that Mount Kenya Region should get 50 per cent of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, might be a bad taste to other communities supporting Ruto and thus they might decide to switch camps.
"He has already started making blunders. Gachagua should now understand from the position he is that, everything he says must be calculated. He should be very careful with his words. For him to say that his community deserves 50 per cent, it dismantles their earlier platform that they are not interested in positions."
"So for instance if Ruto gives them 50, and Musalia Mudavadi and Wetangula have 30, while Alfred Mutua and Amason Kingi were also promised something, what remains of Ruto himself and the other communities, that's cheap politics and it may cost them," said Manyora.
The University of Nairobi lecturer also claimed that Ruto should drop Gachagua as his running mate, since the reception both from Mt Kenya MPs allied to the DP's camp, and also from supporters across the country has been poor.
He held the view that Ruto should appoint Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki whose image is free from corruption allegations, and would match up with Raila Odinga's running mate Martha Karua.
Listen to his remarks in this VIDEO from Minute 10.
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