Political pundit Herman Manyora has advised Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto to drop his 2022 presidential bid.
The University of Nairobi don in his weekly analysis, just in time, argued Kenyas politics is anchored on numbers and tribe yet Ruto does not one of them, numbers.
The National Assembly on Thursday, May 6, voted on the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill 2020, where Ruto had only 83 members out of 320 who participated whereas Raila and Uhuru had 235.
It is due to these numbers that Manyora, recommended that the second in command goes back to the drawing board and prepare for either 2027 or 2032 Presidency.
The commentator further argues that the Hustler Narrative is slowly losing its troops to rival presidential candidates and if the trend persists, Ruto could remain with Kimani Ichungwa alone by August 2022.
“Whatever happened during the voting over BBI on Thursday, May 6, confirmed that those famed numbers of Ruto were not there and I have always advised William Ruto to be tactful,”
“He should know that 2022 is gone… I would advise the deputy president to withdraw and save his troops from being wiped out and emerge in 2027 or 2022,” Manyora said.
He said Ruto lost more than 10 legislators including Kimani Ngunjiri, Feisal Bader and Khatib Mwashetani among others who retreated in the last minute and endorsed the BBI bill.
A week ago, Manyora said that Ruto might be so worn out politically by the time next year’s General Election is held.
Ruto on his part believes the only strongest competitor he has ahead of the next General Election is none other than ODM party leader Raila Odinga.