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What Rift Valley Politicians Said About Ruto Following BBI's Unexpected Victory in His Backyard

MartinMurigi
By MartinMurigi | self meida writer
Published 18 days ago - 9523 views

Deputy President William Ruto. [Source/WSR]

Deputy President William Ruto would suffer an embarrassing defeat in his fight against the 'Deep State', a vocal Rift Valley politician has warned.

Kiigen Koech said the DP was biting more than he could chew by trying to fight the system and President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration which he serves as the second in command.

Politician Kiigen Koech. [Source/Koech]

The Dagoretti North parliamentary aspirant said the passage of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in two counties in Ruto's backyard of Rift Valley was an indication he was set to lose in his war against the document seeking to amend the 2010 constitution.

On Tuesday, West Pokot and Trans Nzoia county assemblies approved the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which is being pushed by President Kenyatta and his handshake partner Raila Odinga.

West Pokot MCAs. [Source/WPCA]

The 2 counties in the DP's tuff passed the Bill days after Baringo, the backyard of his rival KANU chairman Gideon Moi, voted against it, a move that was celebrated by Tanga Tanga brigade.

Koech said Ruto should prepare to join the opposition after next year's general election since it was now clear his support was even wanting in his political 'bedroom'.

"William Ruto's spirited fight against the Deep State can't hold forever. The Deputy President will at some point be forced to retreat because it's about to rain fire," the politician said.

KANU Secretary General Nick Salat, a former Bomet MP, took a swipe at Ruto and hailed West Pokot MCAs for voting overwhelmingly for BBI. 

Former Bomet MP Nick Salat. [Source/Hivisasa]

"West Pokot people are very meticulous and organized. We need to strengthen the 2010 constitution for us to succeed in seeking to advance the well-being of all Kenyans," Salat tweeted.

Controversial blogger Robert Alai also ridiculed the DP saying the manner in which the BBI was being approved in assemblies showed Ruto will be defeated in the race to the State House.

"We are preparing Ruto and his militia for the opposition. Siaya, Homa Bay, West Pokot, Busia, Kisumu, Trans Nzoia have shown the way. Let’s make this fast. Ruto and Ndii can be effective in the opposition," Alai posted.

Blogger Robert Alai. [Source/Alai]

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