Even the politicians working with Deputy President William Ruto are doing it in pursuit of their own interests, it now emerges.
The DP has been intensely bashing his competitors for creating alliances, claiming that they are after personal benefits and sharing government positions.
But the same seems to be the case in his own camp, with a close ally revealing that even the DP cannot attract allies without making an offer and promising them something.
Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono says that Ruto also needs a carrot to dangle to attract allies who can help him secure the presidency in the forthcoming elections slated for next year.
“In fact, the BBI has a number of good things that will enable the DP to form a formidable alliance ahead of the 2022 general election. Under such circumstances, he needs positions to give because there is no way you will approach someone to join you if he/she cannot get something," he is quoted.
The remark has been echoed by constitutional lawyer Bobby Mkangi, who opines that the proposed referendum can greatly boost the Second in Command's ambitions.
This he even as he adds that the DP has nothing to lose even if the appelate court upholds the anulment of the push, as he has always been opposed to it.
"If the BBI sails in today’s ruling, it will be a win-win situation for Ruto because it will help him in crafting a pre-election alliance but if it flops, he has been against it from the onset hence it does not affect his 2022 political path,” he told the paper.
Rono's remark suggests that even the DP is depending on dishing out positions to win, which, interestingly, is what he has been mocking his rivals for trying to do.
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