Anxiety rocks the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga’s camp after new details emerged that President Uhuru Kenyatta hinted at supporting former governor in the next presidential race.
President Kenyatta in the next few months will be buckling his political covers and will be leaving the statehouse where he has lived when he was first elected as the country’s fourth president in 2013.
Several hopeful among them the ODM Chief Raila Odinga, DP William Ruto, former UNICTAD secretary general Mukhisa Kituyi and ANC boss Musalia Mudavadi have expressed their readiness to succeed President Kenyatta as his term comes to an end.
As always, quite a several political leaders eying to succeed the President are now looking forward to winning his favor and blessings.
With President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto’s relationship is slowly deteriorating, all eyes are currently fixed on Raila whose friendship with the President is gleaming.
Speaking to leaders from the Lower Eastern region, the Head of State called for rejuvenation of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, and should they succeed in putting their house in order, then whoever the coalition will front for the county’s top seat will have his blessings.
And who is better placed to bag the NASA presidential ticket is the former Bomet governor and the Chama Cha Mashinani leader Isaac Ruto as he enjoys a receptive relationship with Uhuru and Raila and since politics is the art of possibles, his friends may declare fit for the country’s top seat.
With President Kenyatta bringing the Mt. Kenya region to the table and the Opposition Chief bringing his following in support of the CCM leader, then Isaac Ruto may carry the day with a vast margin.