By Yoana Kimwele.
OPINION: Deputy President William of Kenya Dr William Ruto is presently deemed one of the frontrunners in the rapidly nearing 2022 polls and among competitors who would win the presidential contest if election were to be held today.
Contrary to many beliefs, the Dp Ruto and his boss have good working relationship, time will it, the government of jubilee was too weak, they could not work without the handshake, the handshake was meant to cool down political temperatures. And keep some people busy.
The DP seems to be putting Proper measures in place to secure a win in the race ahead of time, some of which appear very likely to pay off when the time ultimately comes.
He is also among the few leaders who have openly declared their interest in succeeding Iconic President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is serving his second and final term.
And being the clever politician he is, he seems to be looking beyond 2022, and appears like a man out to ensure that just like Uhuru, he serves for the maximum two terms, which means that he must secure a reelection in 2027 should he make it in 2022.
This is going by the replica of 2013 and 2017 campaign declarations by President Uhuru Kenyatta that Ruto will serve for 10 years after the lapse of his tenure, remarks the DP has never come out to dispute.
The weapons he appears to be using to realize this includes the clever choice of politicians he is working with, majority of them being youthful MPs, who he seems to have chosen due to their closeness to voters.
The group is also largely made up of youthful MPs, who can run with him until 2032, given that most are first-termers and are nowhere near retiring yet. They are also likely to seek the same seats in 2022.
If he were to go for more experienced leaders, then chances are high that they will abandon him along the road or go for bigger seats like the gubernatorial ones, which would require their full attention, meaning that they would have to concentrate on their own issues.