Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi believes NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua is the only politician who can stop William Ruto’s dominance in the vote-rich Mt Kenya region.
Taking to his Twitter account on Thursday, June 24, Ngunyi gave ODM leader Raila Odinga an alternative political game plan that would see him defeat his perceived major competitor William Ruto.
“Maybe, there is only one ‘man’ in GEMA who can fix William Ruto… that man is Martha Karua. If Martha Karua runs as Raila Odinga’s deputy, Ruto will p*** in his pants,” Ngunyi said.
Uhuru’s tough succession politics has exposed Mt Kenya region to political infighting with the West (Kikuyu nation) battling to ourtsmart the East (Embu, Meru and Mbeere).
The infighting has opened doors for all presidential hopefuls to pitch a tent in the region, even dividing a region that has over the years voted as a block.
This has seen William Ruto successfully raid Mt Kenya and won over several key politicians ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Yesterday, Kiambu woman rep Gathoni Wamuchomba, Githunguri MP Gabriel Kago and Nakuru East’s David Gikaria were among the latest leaders from Uhuru’s camp to pull a surprising stunt when they ditched Uhuru for Ruto.
Machakos governor Alfred Mutua recently claimed that Ruto has managed to divide Mt Kenya region in just a year, something that late President Daniel Moi failed to achieve for the 24 years he was in power.
Although Raila Odinga recently said he does not need anyone’s support including President Uhuru Kenyatta to win the 2022 General Election, analysts believe Mt Kenya region cannot be ignored, and perhaps Raila should fish a running mate from the region.
According to ODM chair John Mbadi, Raila Odinga cannot win the presidency without the support of other NASA principals including Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetamg’ula.
“We cannot underestimate the support other NASA principals have. We have to incorporate them in our team,” Mbadi said.