Home » Ruto: I feel like my real presidential competitor is Uhuru Kenyatta

Ruto: I feel like my real presidential competitor is Uhuru Kenyatta

by Enock Ndayala

Deputy President William Ruto will be making his first stab at the presidency in the hotly anticipated 2022 General Election.

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential candidate will be facing off with Raila Odinga of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition which is under the patronage of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenyatta who co-formed the Jubilee government with William Ruto has endorsed his longtime political foe Raila Odinga who will be making his fifth and last realistic attempt at the country’s top seat.

Deputy President William Ruto will be making his first stab at the presidency in the hotly anticipated 2022 General Election.
Deputy President William Ruto will be making his first stab at the presidency in the hotly anticipated 2022 General Election. Photo: William Ruto/Twitter

 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.

The former Agriculture Minister stated that the Jubilee party leader was fronting his handshake partner so that he (Uhuru) would continue calling the shots in government even after his retirement.

“In the last election, I and my boss the president were on the same side. In this election, we are on different sides. From where I seat, I’m running more against my boss than his candidate and that is the real complication. The president is the chairman of the party that my competitor is running,” William Ruto.

During his tour in Meru earlier this year, 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 in reference to Raila Odinga.

You may also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More