Ruto who will be vying on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket has been on record exuding confidence that he will beat his main challenger Raila Odinga who is enjoying the backing of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The 2022 presidential front runner William Ruto has been urging Raila to publicly assure Kenyans that he will accept the will of the Kenyans if he does not win the much-awaited 2022 presidential election.
However, in a clear indication that he has sensed defeat, Ruto said he was more than ready to accept the presidential election results if he does not clinch win the seat.
On Sunday, June 12, the Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential flag bearer said he was happy serving as the first deputy president and that he will go to look after his grandchildren if he loses to Raila Odinga.
“If I do not win in August. I have grandchildren; I will go to look after them. Also, I am happy to have served as deputy president of Kenya. That is deeply satisfying,” William Ruto said in an interview with NTV.
His assurance to concede defeat comes just days after several opinion polls placed Raila ahead of him in the August 2022 State House race.
For instance, on Wednesday, June 8, research firm Infotrak released their monthly survey showing that the former prime minister will be elected president if elections were held now.
According to the polls which were conducted between Monday, May 23, and Friday, May 27, Raila expected to get 9.3 million votes with Ruto getting 8.4 votes.
It is worth noting that William Ruto’s popularity has been declining since he named Mathira MP Rigathi Gachaga as his 2022 presidential running mate.
“What we see in this research is that the naming of the running mates had a great impact on the popularity of the candidates in some regions,” Angela Ambitho, Infotrak CEO explained.