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Opinion: Why Uhuru and Raila Should Support Ruto in 2022 Elections

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With Raila still planning to disclose whether he will run for the big office and President Kenyatta preparing to go home, it is only one candidate that is better placed to clinch the top seat. 

They say there are no permanent enemies in politics. The Deputy President, Dr William Ruto has worked with both the president and the ODM leader. The Deputy President played a big role in 2007/8 to ensure that Raila Odinga became the Prime Minister after the contested elections. President Uhuru Kenyatta has also enjoyed the Deputy President’s support in the 2013 and 2017 general elections. 

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It is the two who have not supported Dr William Ruto and maybe it is time to return the favour. The fact that these people have worked in the past means that they can work again in future. And that time as the Deputy President puts it, is the 2022 general elections. The President promised to support the Deputy President after his two terms ended but now it seems he has a change of heart. 

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Now that the ODM leader is yet to declare his candidature for the 2022 presidential elections, some people are arguing that he should support the Deputy President. This is because it seems that the Deputy President is sure about his run and getting support from either the President or the ODM leader would put him closer to election’s victory. 

The Deputy President’s supporters argue that the two should now support Dr Ruto in his state house run. 

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