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What are the Remaining Options For The Deputy President After Humiliation In Parliament? (Opinion)

William Ruto has not been clear on his stand as far as the Building Bridges Initiative is concerned. He has not come out clear to support or oppose the BBI. On Thurday, members of parliament voted on the BBI bill in parliament and most of the allies of the deputy president voted yes for the BBI bill.

Some political pundits believe that the deputy president was betrayed by these allies causing him a political humiliation. Before the voting process, the deputy president has met 139 members of parliament which we all thought would show their loyalty to the deputy president in parliament during the voting.

During the voting, things happened differently. Some members of parliament allied to the DP voted Yes like Feisal Abdallah, Kimani Ngunjiri and Sankok while others like Moses Kuria voted No.

But what are the remaining options for the deputy president ahead of the general election in 2022? In my considered opinion I would advise the deputy president that going forward, he should avoid direct contest between Raila Odinga and president Uhuru ahead off he 2022 general elections. The two guys have proved that they will do anything possible to ensure the BBI is successful.

Secondly, the deputy president needs to change strategy. He needs to find a different way of approaching Kenyans. He has been visiting places through local leaders. He needs to change the politicians he has been using. Maybe the ones he has been using don't have much influence on the ground.

Thirdly, Ruto must make public his stand on BBI. Some Kenyans still don't know whether the deputy president is for the BBI or not. Therefore he must take his stand on BBI.

Lastly, politics is about numbers. The deputy president should work to have numbers in people now that the BBI is headed for the referendum where Kenyans will be given a chance to decide on BBI. I don't know what you think but that's my take. Remember to click the follow button and share this article.

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