This comes barely days after Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia said the so-called Deep State usually plays a bigger role when it comes to the presidential elections in Kenya.
But according to Duale who is also the Garissa Township Member of Parliament, the Deep State does not necessarily determine Kenya’s president adding that only registered voters do.
He argues that if indeed the power brokers dictate who wins the presidency, then President Uhuru Kenyatta would not have succeeded retired President Mwai Kibaki in the heated 2013 presidential election.
He said the Deep State wanted ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi to take over from Kibaki but the plan did not work well.
“In 2013 they gave us hell. These guys didn’t want (President) Uhuru to become Head of State. They even worked with foreign powers, remember the thing of choices has consequences,” Duale said.
According to the legislator, the Deep State wanted former deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi adding that the ICC was part of a scheme orchestrated by the system which eventually failed to work.
“The whole story of ICC was part of the deep state then. They didn’t want Uhuru Kenyatta, at one stage they wanted Musalia Mudavadi. Uhuru still won,” Duale said.
On Tuesday, September 21, the former Head of Public Service Francis Kimemia said it is difficult to defeat a popular candidate who the deep state is backing for the top seat.
He, however, said that the Deep State does not necessarily mean vote-rigging adding that the candidate supported by the deep state must not only be popular but also electable.
“Well, it (deep state) works, all I can say is that it works…the voters’ vote, the deep state also includes people in the villages; it goes up to the polling station. It doesn’t necessarily mean rigging,” he said.