Deputy President William Ruto has laughed off what he refers to as outdated political strategies being used by his opponents ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Speaking during a meeting with religious leaders on August 17, Ruto termed the political strategies of forming coalitions as meaningless.
“They are using outdated strategies to avoid a defeat. The era of political groupings and endorsements is over,” he said in an apparent reference to his main competitors in the 2022 presidential race.
He dared his opponents to come up with meaningful social and economic strategies and establish national parties.
“How will I fail to defeat them if you are still coalescing in tribal outfits and with no agenda to take Kenya forward,” William Ruto said.
His challenge follows a decision by the Jubilee Party to enter into pre-coalition talks with ODM in preparation for the 2022 polls.
After a meeting held on Tuesday, August 17, the Jubilee Party’s National Management Committee(NMC) reached the decision to formally engage ODM on a coalition deal.
“The two party leaders, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, have also cultivated a working relationship for the good of the country in an act of statesmanship that has won praise internationally,” Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju said.
The party announced a plan to have the same talks with Gideon Moi’s KANU and Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Parties.
Even as Jubilee Party stretches its arm to Kalonzo and Gideon Moi, the two principals have sworn allegiance to the One Kenya Alliance.
After holding a retreat in Naivasha, the One Kenya Alliance that is comprised of Kalonzo Musyoka, Gideon Moi, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi have declared that they will have their own presidential candidate.
This only dims the hopes of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who wanted the OKA principals to hold their horses and support Raila Odinga.
With the political strategies being formed by his opponents, Deputy President William Ruto has remained to be a one man army.