UDA party chairman Johnston Muthama has said it’s only Deputy President William Ruto who is strong and energetic to be Kenya’s next president.
Taking to his official Twitter account on Thursday, August 12, the former Machakos Senator slammed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to push for ODM leader Raila Odinga as the best option to become Kenya’s next president.
The UDA chairman instead termed the former Prime minister as an ‘excellent political reject’ who has been rejected by Kenyans for a record four times adding that he would still be rejected in next year’s General Election.
“It is comical for Uhuru Kenyatta to push for a Raila Presidency. Tinga is an excellent political reject, having been rejected by Kenyans for a record, 5 times. A hustling nation like Kenya needs energetic, visionary, and vibrant leaders like Ruto to resuscitate our ailing economy,” he said.
Although the Head of State has not publicly declared his support for his handshake partner, the two have met for a record seven times in the last year with their last meeting being at State House in Mombasa on Monday, August 9.
Uhuru’s meetings with opposition leader Raila Odinga come at a time when the Head of State and his deputy are not in good terms suggesting he will settle for Raila to succeed him.
In June, Muthama expressed confidence that the Jubilee deputy party leader will win the crucial 2022 presidential election irrespective of the schemes orchestrated by the deep state and Kenya’s power brokers.
“With or without President Uhuru Kenyatta and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), the Deputy President William Samoei Ruto will win the presidency in 2022. God and the people of Kenya are backing him,” Johnstone Muthama said.
In what could be Rail’s final stab at the presidency, political analyst Edward Kisiang’ani said the presidential hopeful will be the weakest of all the presidential hopefuls in the 2022 General Election.
“In terms of political appeal, Kenya experienced the strongest Raila Odinga in 2007. But if he vies in 2022, we shall experience the weakest Raila ever,” Kisiang’ani said.