In the wake of an alliance bringing together Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President has moved in decisively with a plan to frustrate Uhuru-Raila Alliance
Credible reports that surfaced today indicate that Ruto has countered the move by launching an ambitious charm offensive to woo political figures from different regions.
At the center of Ruto’s strategy is the poaching of Ruto’s new game plan is the recruitment of a key member of the National Super Alliance (NASA).
Media reports further suggest that Ruto is keen on tucking in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Mount Kenya backyard into his vote basket and has reportedly settled on a runningmate from the region.
Former Agriculture Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri’s name has been making rounds for the better part of the day with reports linking him with the coveted slot of DP Ruto’s running mate.
This is believed to be a calculated move to appease the Mt Kenya region. The second in command is also reported to be mulling a new position: a chief minister slot that would allegedly be reserved for the Western region.
This comes barely a few hours after Kiambu Women representative Gathoni Wamuchomba dumped Kieleweke for Tanga Tanga.
Ruto’s charm offensive appears to be bearing fruits, leaving Uhuru weakened and a general without troops as the second in command has wrestled the Mount Kenya support base from his boss in readiness for his decamping to UDA.