Deputy President William Ruto’s surprising choice of President Uhuru Kenyatta ally as running mate in the next general election that might hand the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga a humiliating defeat.
The second in command is now becoming more confident of emerging the winner in the fast-approaching general election after the UDA candidate emerged the winner in the Kiambaa by-election.
In the Kiambaa election that was discerned as a fight pitting the Head of State and the Deputy President but the DP had the last laugh, however, with the 2022 poll approaching the DP still has a long way to go if he is to be President Kenyatta’s successor.
DP Ruto has to play his cards well if he is to outsmart the President and ODM leader Raila Odinga who is widely seen as Ruto’s potential opponent in the 2022 poll.
Considering the political nightmare that Raila will give him, Ruto should prepare himself for an intense battle in 2022 and if he makes the right choice of a running mate, his quest to succeed President Kenyatta will be unstoppable.
If the Deputy President settles for Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja who has established himself as one of the most dependable and powerful politicians in the country he might win against Raila with a huge margin in the next polls.
Sakaja being among those who played a crucial role in delivering the presidency to Uhuru and Ruto in 2013, has confirmed that given a chance to serve, he will deliver the best.
As an individual who is striving to win the support of the Kenyan youth to back his presidential bid, DP Ruto should turn to Sakaja to deliver those votes.