Political analyst has said the Ruto should resign from the political scene and vie in 2032.
Political commentator Herman Manyora has said the recent developments in the ruling Jubilee Party were a clear signal that time was ripe for Deputy President William Ruto to resign from the country’s political scene.
In his latest edition published on YouTube on Saturday, May 16, Manyora compared the political union between Ruto and his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta to an abusive marriage that called for a divorce.
Herman says that Uhuru is hitting Ruto’s allies.
Herman Manyora said President Uhuru will continue hitting allies of the DP and stripping them off powers as long as Ruto remained in government.
According to Manyora, the DP needed to leave and restrategise his quest to succeed Uhuru in 2022 which was being fought from all fronts by troops allied to the Head of State.
The president’s axe.
The political analyst observed that the first beneficiaries of Ruto breaking ranks with Uhuru will be his lieutenants who will be spared the president’s axe.
Manyora added that Uhuru was set to become more ruthless before end of his tenure:
If he does not resign, then Uhuru will continue hitting his men. He will risk losing his men as they will start to believe the DP is of no help since all he can do is watch them being struck. What happened to Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and his Nakuru counterpart Susan Kihika was just the beginning. Much more still awaits his troops.
The Jubilee Party removed Murkomen and Kihika from the Senate Majority Leader and Majority Whip positions respectively.
This followed a Jubilee Party Senate Parliamentary Group Meeting convened at State House on Monday, May 11.
Earlier, the President also sent packing Rashid Echesa and Mwangi Kiunjuri from the sports and agriculture dockets respectively. The two were close allies of the DP.
Mwangi Kiunjuri (l) was fired from the agriculture docket by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The two were close allies of the DP.
The ouster of Kihika and Murkomen was perceived as one of the means the President was using to clip influence of the DP in the Senate and deflate his 2022 State House ambition.
In a move to neutralise attacks from Uhuru, the University of Nairobi don said Ruto could continue serving as DP but declare that was not vying for the presidency come 2022.
He can decide to go mute, not entertain politicians at his Sugoi home, call his troops to order and do the little work available as the DP even if it is just reading papers in his office.
Another way the DP could avoid trouble, Manyora said, was to resign from his position as Jubilee deputy party leader and the country’s DP as a result of “dirty politics being played”.
The don explained:
Since he is a prayerful man, he can say he does not subscribe to the way politics are being run in the country. This will give him a chance to go and expand his poultry business. He can also develop his hotel business since he is a player and become a big name in the hospitality sector.
The analyst, however, noted that the best time for Ruto to go for the big seat was in 2027 or 2032.