Deputy President William Ruto has reacted in shock to news that President Uhuru Kenyatta will not back him in 2022 but will instead throw his weight behind one of the NASA principal.
The news that was covered by the Star newspaper saw the second in command rush to social media to give his take.
He left no doubt that 8 million people who believed in the Uhuru-Ruto ticket had been shortchanged, pointing out that it would be the biggest betrayal for Uhuru not to trust any of his loyal allies.
The President made it clear that he would leave Kenya in safe hands and will never hand over power to a thief, raising speculation as to who the thief in question could be.
In the clearest indication that he will not support DP Ruto, the head of state while addressing the public at Musalia Mudavadi’s mother’s burial made it clear that while others have been polarizing the nation with the hustler vs dynasty narrative, perhaps it is time for Kenya to be headed by a leader who does not come from the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities that have led the country since independence.
Raila Odinga is reportedly the one at a prime position to secure the endorsement of the head of state.