In an interview with The Nation on Saturday, May 14, Chege suggested that DP Ruto and his Rift Valley voting block did not bring many votes.
According to Chege President Uhuru would have even teamed up with ODM leader Raila Odinga or Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper and still could have won the elections.
“How many votes did he have? Only one. Even if he talks of his region, how many did he bring? What if President Kenyatta had taken Raila or (Wiper Party chief ) Kalonzo Musyoka? Perhaps they would have brought more votes. God will slow the DP down because he is not ready to lead the country.” Charge said.
According to statistics in 2013 and 2017nelections, the Mt Kenya region contributed more than 50 of the total votes cast to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory.
“Facts are stubborn, Mt Kenya gave Uhuruto more than 52% votes in 2013 and 50% in 2017. So whoever is going to be president whether, from Azimio or Kenya Kwanza, you can not afford to ignore Mt Kenya,” Chege recently.
In the 20013 elections, President Uhuru got 6,173,433 votes with Mt Kenya contributing 52% (3,200,000 votes).
In the 2017 elections, the Head of State got 8,223,369 votes with his backyard contributing 4,110,000 votes.
At the same time, Chege advised the former prime minister to learn from Uhuru-Ruto’s fallout in naming his running mate ahead of the August polls.
“He should look at a person who compliments him, a team player and a selfless individual. He needs to look for a younger and friendlier person. Raila should get a person he can mentor politically, not one who imagines he or she is the president’s” Chege said.