DP Ruto suffers double rejection in parliament and by OKA

DP William Ruto

The President is bitter with his deputy William Ruto, having lost key by-elections especially in his backyard of Kiambu County where the DP’s allies prevailed

By The Weekly Vision Online

Deputy President William Ruto’s allies in parliament suffered a string of losses on the new laws on the formation of party coalitions. The sessions in parliament saw chaos almost derailing proceedings as MPs allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga had the last laugh winning one after another in a game of numbers that exposed the DP’s soft underbelly.

At the same time, One Kenya Alliance (OKA) co-principal Musalia Mudavadi denied claims that his coalition is inching closer to a deal with DP Ruto’s UDA party ahead of the August elections. President Kenyatta who steps down at the end of August after the expiry of his second and last term had every reason to celebrate the outcome of the sessions in the National Assembly.

This time around, President Kenyatta’s camp is smiling ear to ear partly buoyed by the latest opinion poll which rates Raila Odinga as the most prefered presidential candidate among the electorate, having overtaken DP Ruto who in 2020-2021 was on top of the pack

The President is bitter with his deputy William Ruto, having lost key by-elections especially in his backyard of Kiambu County where the DP’s allies prevailed. The President was further incensed by the courts which threw out his BBI pet project, twice. The BBI proponents were seeking to amend the 2010 constitution, his DP was elated by the court’s decision.

This time around, President Kenyatta’s camp is smiling ear to ear partly buoyed by the latest opinion poll which rates Raila Odinga as the most attractive presidential candidate among the electorate, having overtaken DP Ruto who in 2020-2021 was on top of the pack. An angry Ruto has since camped in western Kenya since the New Year dismissing Mr Odinga as a “government project” being forced down the throats of Kenyans by the wealthy Mount Kenya cartel.

Ruto pleaded with Luhya voters and ANC supporters of Musalia Mudavadi to reject “huyu mutu wa vitendawili” (this man of folk stories) and instead work with UDA which has the interests of the common man at heart. But the disappointing events in parliament are seen by some as a reflection of what to expect in the August poll.

Raila Odinga has the “system and deep state” on his side, according to Ruto, who adds that he has “God the father” and votes from wananchi. Raila’s elder brother Oburu and EALA MP in Arusha say that this time around his young brother cannot fail to win the race to State House.

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