Opinion

Why Ruto won’t pick Kikuyu running mate

By Ngunjiri Wambugu

William Ruto is a very shrewd politician. The reason he has committed everything he has into Central Kenya is so as to convince Kikuyus that he is ‘mûndû wa nyûmba’ so that we (Kikuyus) can think he represents our interests.

The intention is that he ultimately can convince us that we don’t need someone from our community at the Presidency: that with him as President our interests as a community will be taken care of.

He is doing this because he knows that with a Kikuyu/Kalenjin, Kalenjin/Kikuyu, Kikuyu/Kalenjin presidency covering a total of close to 45 out of 58 years he knows he certainly does not have the capacity to sell a Kalenjin/Kikuyu ticket again at this 2022 moment.

So he will keep lying to the Kikuyus around him that he will chose one of them.

However, near the very end he will bring in someone from another community to be his running mate. Though it will not make a difference as he will be defeated by ODM leader Raila Odinga in the presidential race. 


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