Mutahi Ngunyi was among the political pundits who concentrated their energies to formulate strategies to enable Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader to outshine William Ruto in 2022 Statehouse race.
Going by Raila' s popularity and acceptance throughout the country, the ' tyranny of numbers populist' predicted the veteran was bound to be the fifth occupant of the house on the hilltop.
Contrary to his pro- Raila prophecies, ex- NASA chief principal succumbed to Ruto political forces. Mr Ngunyi has since detached self from Raila' s Azimio side and he is currently heaping praises on Ruto government.
In a recent media discourse, Mutahi revealed that the man from Sugoi stands to make big political leaps and this will on the other edge inconvenience Raila' s future Statehouse prospects.
Through his social media handles, Ngunyi projected that president Ruto will eat into Raila' s Western Kenya bastion the very way he dethroned Daniel Moi and Uhuru Kenyatta in Rift Valley and Mt Kenya region.
For decades end, Moi was the defacto leader of Rift Valley but the man from Sugoi dared him to a combat during the 2007 elections. After a spirited pro- Raila campaign, William managed to deliver the region' s vote to ODM boss giving PNU boss a run for his resources.
In the last poll, Ruto managed to outscore Uhuru in Mt Kenya and this catalyzed his ascension to Statehouse. True to Mutahi Ngunyi' s theorem, the Head of State has laid elaborate plans to wrestle Western Kenya region from Agwambo' s grip.
Hitherto, Ruto has recruited and made peace with a number of Western Kenya based political and civil operatives among them Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula, Francis Atwoli among others. He has also allotted ministerial slots to the region and this will literally make him endearing to the ' Westerners' . Will Samoei manage to add Western vote to his already acquired bastions? well, time will tell.
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