2022 succession politics have now fueled up as Uhuru Kenyatta and individuals believed to have his ear have once again left the 2022 succession race wide open. Uhuru who declared publicly that his choice for a successor will shock many has further fueled speculation on the fate of the deal between him and Deputy President William Ruto.
“Wale mnataka kwenda kukimbiza uchaguzi, mkwende mimi siko na nyinyi (Those who want to preoccupy themselves with 2022 election can go ahead but I am not with them),” he said even when the interlocutor asked about a political pact with Ruto.
Ruto’s allies have been for a time rejecting the handshake as they term it as a way to ruin 10-10 power deal between Uhuru and Dp Ruto.
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Ruto’s allies led by National Assembly majority leader Adan Duale dismissed the critics going round around all sides including his party Jubilee.
“The DP is our deputy party leader and the only Jubilee candidate for 2022 so far. Those dismissing him are doing so at their own peril,” Said Mr Duale on Sunday.
South rift MPs including Kipkelion West MP Hillary Koskei and Belgut Member of Parliament, Nelson Koech have accused Murathe of attempting to wreck the party from within.
The legislators have gone a step further of demanding an explanation from the president. “It has reached a time that we are now forced to ask the President to tell us why Murathe is still in Jubilee. Why is he still being allowed to go around trying to wreck the party by making irresponsible utterances?” said Kipkelion West MP Koskei.
But the president seems to be preoccupied with building his legacy leaving aside any succession deals. Since the handshake deal was forged, Ruto and his allies seem uncomfortable as Uhuru has distanced himself from any succession deal.