Deputy President William Ruto has been dealt with another blow after latest results showed failure by United Democratic Alliance candidate to clinch Machakos senatorial seat. Urbanus Ngengele got 19,705 votes against Wiper party's Agnes Kavindu's 104,802 according to the announcement made by IEBC official.
It was a litmus test that was also seen as a show of might. It all started with Maendeleo Chap Chap withdrawing their candidate days to the election and backing Wiper aspirant after consultation with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He has earlier expressed his desire to be the next Head of State in the incoming general elections of 2022 and the results have badly exposed William Ruto and has further put his presidential bid in jeopardy.
He will however have to build reputation among his followers and the masses in a race to woo them in his camp. His next move might be a miss or a hit and a slight mistake could mean another failure for him and his allies.
Learning from the past failures could also mean building strength from within. Deputy President need to bring more people from different regions in his camp but more cautiously not rebels who want to a show of might rather than popularizing UDA.
Turkana North MP, Christopher Nakileau believes that DP Ruto can be ahead of his competitors by engaging other legislators poached from Raila, Kalonzo or Mudavadi's camps.
"An expanded executive will be advantageous for Ruto to poach people from Raila, Kalonzo or Mudavadi to form a coalition which can make him win come 2022," said Mr Nakileau as quoted by a local daily in a past interview.
This comes after it emerged a coalition between him and former premier, Raila Odinga, could be in the offing. However James Orengo refuted the claims describing it as 'Donald Trump wanting to work with Hillary Clinton.'
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