Deputy President William Ruto could realize his 2022 presidential ambition if he sticks to the innovative political strategies he has been inventing lately, political risk analyst Dismas Mokua has predicted.
Ruto is among the top politicians who have declared their interest in succeeding the outgoing Uhuru Kenyatta, and is even being viewed as a frontrunner.
Mokua has hailed the new strategies the DP has been embracing in his bid to further popularise his candidature, saying that these will make it hard for his opponents to beat him in 2022.
He has lauded among others, Ruto's decision to surround himself with people he observes are appealing to Kenyans and are seen as able to help him solve the nation's woes, especially the economy.
“I find the DP's decision to keep the company of key players in various sectors including influential Kibaki era economists quite telling. He is a man determined to turn the tables on his rivals,” he told The Star.
He has as well praised Ruto over his virtual meeting with Kenyans in the diaspora on Saturday, observing that the DP is always on the lookout for what can benefit his candidature.
For him, this will guarantee the DP an unfading popularity among Kenyans, who easily forget a politician if he goes silent, while at the same time observing the Covid-19 regulations.
“Without strategic visibility, voters will forget anything about a politician,” the commentator is further quoted.
To ensure that he has the right team in place to save the ailing economy once he takes over, the DP has sought the services of some of the leading economists in the country.
He is currently working with former Central Bank of Kenya Governor Njuguna Ndung'u and economist David Ndii, who has been very concerned about how Uhuru has been managing the nation's finances.
Ruto has also met leading artistes and other influential figures in the entertainment sector a meeting that took place at his official Karen residence on Saturday.
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