In an unexpected turn, Deputy President William Ruto is now calling on leaders to shelve talk on the referendum and 2022 succession politics and instead focus on development matters. He advised leaders to instead work on their mandate of serving the people. In particular, Ruto asked Jubilee politicians to pay attention to the party’s manifesto, whose key goal is to transform the country.
The DP’s change of tune comes as a surprise as the last couple of months have seen him transverse the country as he prepares for 2022 elections. At the same time, MPs accompanying him have at every stop drummed up support for his bid to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The DP’s outright bid had deeply divided the ruling party resulting in two factions: Kieleweke and Tangatanga. Ruto has also been quite vocal in his opposition to the Handshake which the President has been a strong proponent of.The DP spoke in Narok where he had attended an interdenominational prayer service.