Why Ruto won’t pick Rigathi running mate
It is sad news for supporters of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua since Deputy President William Ruto will not pick him his running mate.
Reliable sources told thingira.org that Ruto’s chances of appointing Rigathi as his deputy are remote.
One reason is that the Mathira MP is not a team player and has been pushing perceived competition out of Ruto's eye-view.
The sources revealed that Rigathi was even punched by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria at Runda Pub opposite Two Rivers when he called him 'muthini uyu' (poor man) after Ruto paid part of his house mortgage to keep auctioneers at bay.
Kuria was also eyeing the running mate slot before falling out with Ruto.
In any case, Kiambu has highest number of voters among Gema (about 1.3 million voters) and that is the place he would fetch his deputy from and would prefer a middle-of-the-road operator, a safer pair of hands, who would not be perceived as a condescending threat by anybody.
That would keep the electorate focused on Ruto as a person.
That is how politics work.
Were he to tap the former Kiambaa and Molo DO, he knows very well that he, Rigathi alias Ringa!thi, would immediately start preparing to succeed him, making resolute arrangements to become a president.
As the saying goes: What goes around, comes around!