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Ruto Identifies People Who'll Decide The Next President, Names Them

Deputy President William Ruto has again expressed confidence that the big job of deciding who forms the next government, now that President Uhuru Kenyatta is on his way out, will be done by Kenyans.

This has been the stand in Ruto's camp for months, following reports that there exists a group of powerful individuals dubbed 'the Deep State', who want to interfere and lock him out of the presidency.

On Monday, he said that the biggest portion of the job will be done by the youth, who are the majority, terming them the ones with the biggest say on what happens in next year's general elections.

He spoke as he urged the youth to register as voters in large numbers, remarks he made in South Mugirango within Kisii County.

"The decision on what happens next year and the government that will take over is in the hands of the youth. Let them register as voters and prepare to vote," said the country's Second In Command.

His remarks come amid claims that the next President has already been decided and that this has been done by the powerful Mt Kenya tycoons, who are said to pull the strings during elections.

The individuals who are said to hide behind the Mt Kenya Foundation forum are reported to have settled on ODM boss Raila Odinga, with the alleged support of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Among the leaders who accompanied him was area MP Sylvannus Osoro, who took shots at Raila over his calls on the Gusii region to team up with the remainder of Nyanza and support his bid.

He pointed out that having failed to support a presidential candidate from the region earlier, Raila had no moral authority to demand for backing.

"If he really was about union of the Nyanza region he should have supported Simeon Nyachae's presidential bid. It's interesting that he stood aside then and is now calling for unity. Wasn't he aware that Kisii is part of Nyanza then?" he posed.

But only recently, during an office opening event, Raila's area allies led by governor James Ongwae and Senator Sam Ongeri said that Kisii is fully behind the former Prime Minister.

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