Deputy President William Ruto is a threat when it comes to political field such that the royal families are now trying to gang up against his political ambition of becoming Kenya’s CEO in 2022.
It began with a political handshake, then came the political visit to Moi’s home in Kabarak, then came the political visit to Kibaki’s home in Muthaiga Nairobi……..
What will follow will shock many but the fact remains that we have this gentleman in the picture: retired Presidents Kibaki and Moi, President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP Ruto, Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.
Now Moi is retired President but then he is likely to be a happy man to see his son become CEO and therefore he will join any grouping that will make this possible.
When we talk of retired former President Mwai Kibaki, he is the fruit of the ‘Kibaki Tosha phenomena’ initiated by Raila Odinga and therefore he will be willing to support any camp that Raila is in maybe to please the sycophants of Odinga more so after Odinga made a visit to his home in Muthaiga Nairobi.
Now coming to President Uhuru Kenyatta he is in dilemma either to protect the dynasty leadership and support Baringo Senator Gideon Moi who is the son to retired President Daniel Arap Moi or support His deputy William Ruto owing to the great support he got from Ruto in ascending to power as TNA candidate and later as Jubilee candidate.
It should be noted that President Uhuru Kenyatta is serving his second and last term as per the constitution unless amendments to the same take place.
Ruto, on the other hand, believes that nothing will come on his side the easy way and even though many times he has tried to avoid the ongoing conversation on the 2022 succession politics he knows that he enormous work to do in ascending to the top seat.
Although he has at one particular time stated that “Sisi ni mafundi wa siasa and when that time comes we shall know” William Ruto will have to use all tricks within and without to win the battle.
If amendments are not done then it means he will have retired from politics but he will still have a say in the politics of 2022 depending on who he will support for the top seat.
Baringo Senator Gideon Moi who is seen to be in supremacy battle with DP Ruto concerning the politics of Rift valley is the son of the retired President Daniel Arap Moi and words have it that he might be on the ballot for the top seat come 2022.
This also brings back the issue of the political handshake and the political visits to Moi’s Kabarak and to Kibaki’s Muthaiga.
Could there be a move by the Kenyatta’s, the Moi’s, the Odinga’s and the Kibaki’s to have Gideon ascend to power through their mobilization and support?
This is a question that will be answered with time.