As the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta gains momentum, Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has spoken about the possible Presidential candidates who are likely to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta upon his retirement come 2022 elections.
Mutahi Ngunyi has claimed that Deputy President William Ruto will not become the next president of Kenya for 2022 general election.
Through his video message that he shared on Sunday, March 14, 2021, Ngunyi highlighted Raila Odinga, Martha Karua, Musalia Mudavadi, Fred Matiang’i, Alfred Mutua and William Ruto as the possible presidential hopefuls who are likely to succeed President Uhuru after he retires in the year 2022.
Ngunyi, however, singled out the deputy president from the group stating that Ruto does not stand the chance of becoming president.
“We do not know who will become President in 2022. All I know is that it will not be William Ruto. End of discussion! blessed Sunday,” Ngunyi said.
He also dismissed the new alliance that comprises of Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula and KANU Chairman Gideon Moi stating that they could not succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
His sentiments were echoed by the Secretary General of Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Francis Atwoli, who had also stated on February 24, 2021 that Ruto will not become the President of Republic of Kenya.
“I do not know who will be the President in 2022, but I know who will not be… I wish the DP had good advisors and would still be supporting all of President Uhuru’s projects,” Atwoli said during an interview on Citizen TV on February 25.
Ngunyi had claimed on May 7, 2020, that he is the one who created the Hustler nation from which DP Ruto hijacked it and made it as his political brand.
“I created the hustler nation. I created the hustler vs dynasty fight. Check history. And then I made it fashionable for a chicken seller to own a Ksh1.2 billion village house. True or not,” Ngunyi stated.