Political analyst Makau Mutua has said that Deputy William Ruto has lost a lot after the Court of Appeal upheld a ruling made by the High Court that declared the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional amendments unconstitutional.
Taking to his Twitter on Saturday, August 21, Mutua dismissed the notion that ODM leader Raila Odinga who was at the forefront of pushing for the constitution amendment was the biggest loser.
“The biggest loser in the BBI judgment isn’t Raila Odinga. It is William Ruto,” he said.
Mutua who is among the new faces Raila Odinga formed as part of his winning machine in his 2022 presidential race said Ruto was secretly hoping that the BBI sails through so that he can reap where he pretended not to have sowed.
According to him, the second in command opposed this constitution, and now he is the one who has benefited the most and so he knew that the passage of the BBI bill would see him become its biggest beneficiary as well.
“He lost because unlike 2010 when he opposed the Constitution and became its biggest beneficiary (by becoming a 2-time Deputy President) this time he opposed BBI and lost by winning,” he said.
Mutua’s remarks come shortly after Thika Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu said the collapse of the BBI bill could negatively affect Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 race to State House.
Wambugu argued that the DP will have a rough time to equitably share power positions with his allies across the country since he has only one executive slot of the Deputy President.
“The collapse of BBI means that Ruto now has only one executive post to negotiate with for political support from other regions,
“This is because if he offers Mt Kenya the DP position he will lose all his other allies from other regions, as they will rebel against the historical significance of another Kalenjin/Kikuyu ticket,” Thika town MP said.