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Opinion: Ruto's Major Undoing Ahead of the 2022 Polls

In my opinion, the Deputy President's major undoing was indulging in politics while still holding the Office of the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya.

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The Constitution of Kenya bars public servants from taking part in any political activities while serving the reigning coalition.

The directive was meant to curb corruption by preventing government officials from utilizing tax payer money for their own benefits.

On Sunday, DP Ruto made a political tour of the mountain region. Likewise, on Saturday, his tour of the Western Region was cut short following an inevitable attack by irate youths.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission commenced the voters' registration process as they kicked off early preparations for the 2022 electioneering period. However, this didn't signify the onset of the 2022 campaigns.

Rallies for diverse position are set to begin less than three months before the 9th of August 2022. This will be marked by the dissolution of the National Assembly by the Head of State in preparation for the general elections.

Ideally, the Deputy President declared his presidential ambitions long ago and carried out his campaigns through political forums disguised as "youth and women empowerment projects". Through these projects, he carried out fundraisers and gave "wheelbarrows" among other handouts to the youth in an attempt to bait them into his outfit.

He also displayed himself as a victim of the handshake union in an effort to win the hearts of a vast majority of the Kenyan voters.

I perceived the Deputy President as a virtual opposition leader who operated within the reigning coalition's premises and utilized public resources to fan his ambitions. Ideally, the Opposition Chief took over his roles as the principal assistant of his boss since the duo we constantly spotted together on diverse locations of the Nation as they launched developmental projects.

The DP should note that it was quite hard for him to distance himself from the failures of the Jubilee coalition, a government formed through a mutual understanding between him and Uhuru Kenyatta. Instead of criticizing his boss, he should have focused on assisting his boss to carry out developmental projects meant to rectify their already tainted legacy.

The "Illegality Galore" declared on the State's projects by the High Court will deem Ruto's eligibility to be Uhuru's successor. This is supported by the fact that any Kenyan who led by logic and rationality would anonymously agree that it was quite imprudence and non sensical to assert that Uhuru carried out the respective projects short of Ruto's opinions.

To distance himself from Uhuru's failure, Ruto should have resigned from the government back then during the onset of the "Handshake Kingdom".

Going by the above facts, Hon Raila Amollo Odinga might beat Ruto hands down during the next race.

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