President Uhuru Kenyatta has thrown his weight behind the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga who will be giving his fifth and last attempt at the presidency.
This saw the deputy president claim that his main competitor in the 2022 State House bid is none other than President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“From where I seat, I’m running more against my boss than his candidate and that is the real complication,” Ruto said.
But speaking in Kirinyaga County on Monday, August 1, Kenya’s longest-serving opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his bitter rival William Ruto to stop insulting his boss and face him one on one.
Raila said William Ruto’s current insults directed at the Head of State are a sign of someone who has sensed defeat.
“Uhuru Kenyatta is not on the ballot, he is not on the elections. Wachana na Uhuru aende nyumbani. Angaliana na Raila Odinga na Martha Karua ana kwa ana (Let Uhuru go home. Meet Raila Odinga and Martha Karua in person),” Raila said.
While meeting with International election observers on Thursday, June 30, the 2022 presidential election front runner William Ruto said his real competitor was his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Earlier on, the deputy president asked his main challenger in the 2022 presidential contest, Raila Odinga, to stop hiding behind President Uhuru Kenyatta if indeed he was a man enough.
“My friend the president of Kenya has decided in his democratic right to support my competitor Raila Odinga. I respect his decision and opinion. I ask Mr. Kitendawili, not to hide behind Uhuru, he must step forward and compete with me” William Ruto said in reference to Raila Odinga.