Deputy President William Ruto has accused his main opponent in the 2022 race Raila Odinga of using shortcuts to win the presidency.
Speaking in a meeting with Samburu delegates at his Karen residence on Tuesday, December 14, Ruto challenged Raila Odinga to explain his agenda to the people instead.
The second in command said Raila is busy looking for shortcuts to ascend to power instead of selling his agenda to the electorates.
He added that Kenyans want a candidate with progressive ideas and not to be dictated on who will win the presidency in 2022.
“Let us all rally behind solid political parties that are centred on the issues of the people,” William Ruto said.
He went ahead to drum up support for the bottom-up economic approach, which he said is offering solutions and no shortcuts.
“The UDA manifesto has elaborate plans for all Kenyans; its key goal is to empower millions of ordinary Kenyans struggling to put food on the table,” he added.
The sentiments by William Ruto are aimed at his main opponent Raila Odinga, who has been seen as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s preferred successor.
Through many hints that the Head of State has given, it appears as if he is imposing Raila Odinga’s presidency to the people.
This was evident in the Jamhuri day event where Uhuru not only breached protocol to have Raila Odinga address the people but also credited him for the success of his government.
Another thing that William Ruto sees as a shortcut from Raila Odinga is his endorsement by the Mt Kenya Foundation, who said they are acting on the command of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Mt Kenya tycoons have been accused by Ruto’s camp of imposing Raila Odinga on the people, putting their interests ahead.