Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua's latest moves of moving up and down, and across Mount Kenya Region seeking to unite the region following the August 9th polls have attracted mixed reactions across the political space.
A section of politicians and experts think that Gachagua has started making his name ahead of the 2027 polls in bid to ensure that Ruto chooses him again as he seeks his re-election.
However, there are leaders who think that Gachagua is out to politically make himself hard to ignore, and there is a possibility that he might make a stab at the presidency in bid to unseat Ruto in 2027.
According to Danstan Omari, Ruto has already read the signs on the wall, and that is the reason he had started owing region such as the Coast, Ukambani, Western and even North Eastern, should Mount Kenya region rebel against him, or support their own in the 2027 polls.
"Gachagua is well aware that the majority of Kikuyus voted against Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta by rallying behind Ruto. It was a protest vote."
"The DP also knows that 47 per cent of the votes Ruto got came from Mount Kenya and so, he feels he has enough people and resources to take on Ruto. That is why President Ruto has started campaigning outside Mount Kenya. He is now focusing on Western, Coast and Northeastern," argued Omari.
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