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Raila Headed Nowhere as Ruto Gives Biggest Indication of What Awaits Him Next Year

ODM leader Raila Odinga will once again fail next year, regarding his bid to lead the country as it's fifth President, Deputy President William Ruto has said.

Raila has sought the seat unsuccessfully in four elections, and is seen as likely to do it again next year, though he is yet to publicly announce his interest.

Ruto on Saturday said that he indeed will be in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta and will once again lose, this time to him (Ruto).

He added that it's easy to predict his fate, after losing to three of the country's four presidents, and there is no way he (Raila) can beat him who is much stronger.

"If we are up against the Kitendawili guy then it will be very easy. This is a man who has competed and lost against Moi, Kibaki and Uhuru. Is it even possible that he can beat hustler?" he asked his supporters in Karatina, Mathira in Nyeri County.

He made the remarks as he once again branded Raila a party breaker who should not be elected, in an apparent bid to turn area voters against him.

He also took an indirect swipe at President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handlers over their percieved support for Raila as their preffered next President.

Ruto wondered how the people behind Raila's bid could even think of picking him among the over 8 million people who supported the Jubilee Party in 2017, terming it wrong to impose an opposition leader on Jubilee supporters.

"If we cannot identify one of the 8 million of us who voted for Jubilee then I would even preffer that we settle on a mama mboga to lead us, not Raila," he said amid cheers from the crowd.

He spoke only a days after Raila camped in the same county, which saw him receive an endorsement from area leaders allied to the President.

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