Deputy President William Ruto has just been branded Kenya’s cleverest and most organized leader by a very unlikely quarter- Raila Odinga’s former aide Salim Lone.
Lone, through a tweet, explained that Ruto’s inroads in Western and Coast regions were a testament to his acumen as a politician ahead of the 2022 presidential race adding that the notions that DP Ruto was ‘finished’ due to the handshake between Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta were false.
“Handshake lulled many into believing Ruto 2022 was finished. Untrue. Ruto just about Kenya’s cleverest, most organized leader. Look at this line-up and Coast’s recently. Mega corruption not handicap but essential strength in our system,” wrote Lone
While reacting to a report that over 15 Luhya leaders had thrown their weight behind the DP, Salim saild politicians must make “progressive cross-national alliances” to up chances of gaining the presidency in 2022.
“Yes, Luhyas have had great leaders – like 42 of our other nations which have not provided a president. Nor did Kikuyu, Kalenjin leaders like Kaggia, JM, Seroney succeed. We must work harder, make progressive cross-national alliances. It’s possible to win even in this mess!”
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