Political analyst Herman Manyora believes Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto will quit the Jubilee government after completely damaging his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Manyora said this just days after Ruto revealed hustler-allied politicians who also subscribe to ideals of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party will soon exit the Jubilee party.
Speaking to TV producer Jadiel Kabiro in a video posted on YouTube, the political analyst said Ruto is a smart politician who is preparing for an exit from the ruling party and he knows the best time to do that.
“I think what (William) Ruto is doing is preparing for his exit. He is preparing to leave and he will leave when he has done maximum damage to (President) Uhuru,” Manyora said.
The University of Nairobi don observed that Ruto is assembling his troops from within the government and will likely exit with key players.
Having previously admitted to having been technically pushed outside of a government, Ruto last week declared that he will officially quit the Jubilee government at the most opportune time.
Ruto who spoke at a political event staged at his Karen residence in Nairobi where more than 100 UDA-allied politicians were present said that he has found a new home but will quit at the right time.
“People make choices at the opportune moment … when they think different choices are necessary. 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.
Even though Ruto did not say when exactly he would resign, UDA insiders speculate that the second in command could likely quit before the end of this year.