Ruto has been relying on twitter to speak out his mind lately, this including directly confronting the president, with whom he has fallen out and is no longer in good terms. Uhuru has also abandoned him and his allies.
The Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi's Department of Political Science, says that while Twitter allows him to go to the people directly, it could also break him if he fails to use it creatively.
He observes that that Ruto's decision to rely on the platform to fight the president might prove unsuccessful and could end up blowing on his face in the long run, basing on the information he gives out.
“In this manner, you go to the people directly then you can either build or break yourself based on the kind of messaging,” he told The Standard newspaper.
Political risk analyst Dismas Mokua told the paper that the DP has switched to twitter because of the freedom it gives him in the event that he needs to be more direct in his attacks on his perceived political enemies.
For him, what Ruto is avoiding are the editorial constrains that come with the the mainstream media, which is not as readily available as the social one.
“There is a lot of space for communication that was not there before and many of the politicians are finding it very important to move to this new space,” the commentator is quoted.
Ruto's earlier in the week fired another attack at Uhuru questioning his remark that he will be supporting an opposition candidate for the presidency in 2022.
He termed this proof that Kenyans are on their own, in response to the remarks the president made during a meeting with leaders from Ukambani at the State House, after reneging on his vow to endorse the DP.
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