Political analyst Herman Manyora has said that ODM leader Raila Odinga could be appointed as the next Deputy President should William Ruto resign.
Speaking to TV producer Jadiel Kabiro in a video posted on YouTube, the political analyst said that the recent approval by the Jubilee party to sign a pre-election agreement with Raila Odinga’s party is aimed at having the majority of members in the National Assembly to effectively approve Raila as the next DP.
“Why do you think Jubilee and ODM are entering into a coalition which they are going to deposit at the Registrar of Political Parties?
“At that point, Uhuru nominating Raila Odinga for the Deputy President when Ruto resign is quite in order by the law. And they have the numbers in the Parliament, they will pass it,” Manyora said.
Two weeks ago, the second in command put up a brave face and declared that he will formally quit the government at a time of his own choosing.
According to the Constitution of Kenya 2010, the Deputy President may resign from office at any time by notice, in writing, addressed to the President, and the resignation shall take effect on the date and at the time specified in the notice, if any, or if a date is not specified, at noon on the day after the notice is delivered.
The law further stipulates that within fourteen days after a vacancy in the office of Deputy President arises, the President shall nominate a person to fill the vacancy, and the National Assembly shall vote on the nomination within sixty days after receiving it.
At a political event staged at his official residence in Karen Nairobi on Thursday, August 5, the DP formally announced that Jubilee, their former house, had collapsed beyond irreversible levels.
“We are not guests in any place. We join parties by choice and leave by choice. Nobody should ask why we are still here,” said Ruto when asked why he was still in a government that he believes has failed to deliver on its pre-election pledges.