Political analyst Herman Manyora believes that the UDA party, heavily linked to deputy president William Ruto, may collapse when William Ruto names his running mate ahead of the 2022 General Election.
This comes at a time Ruto’s allies from Mt Kenya, Nyanza and the Coast region have all asked him to consider naming a running mate from their respective regions.
In a heated argument with former Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale on Thursday, May 27, Manyora said the party bringing together the majority of disgruntled Jubilee party members was in danger of collapsing.
“(United Democratic Party) UDA may break into small pieces the moment (William) Ruto names his running mate,” Manyora told former Kakamega county senator bonny Khalwale in a Twitter exchange.
He pointed out this after Khalwale claimed Uhuru’s Mt Kenya loyalists are at war with each due to the coronation of Speaker Justin Muturi as the Mt Kenya spokesperson.
Khalwale had claimed that the One Kenya Alliance members comprising of Kalonzo Muusyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula and Gideon Moi on the other hand will kill each other when one of them is endorsed to view for the presidency.
Ruto, who has organized several political rallies with his supporters across the country, might face the challenge of announcing a running mate.
When he met his supporters from Mount Kenya, they pressured him to nominate a running mate from the stronghold so they could support his presidential ambitions in 2022 General Election.
Ruto also met the same demands from his Coast allies when he recently held a meeting with them.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that it’s only his allies from the Western region who did not give Ruto the same demands.
The DP in a televised interview said he has begun the journey to succeed retiring President Uhuru Kenyatta and he will not bow down to detractor.
He said if the Jubilee party will deny him the certificate to contest for the presidency, then he will use the newly formed UDA party.