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Uhuru Forms 7 Member Team to Lock Out Ruto in 2022 race

PoliticalBullett 06/28/2020

Reports that the country could be headed to a referendum anytime soon has been dominating the political precincts for months ever since President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga sealed a political truce.

The March 9, 2018 handshake seemingly marked the beginning of a new political trajectory that also marked the starting point of DP William Ruto's political woes with his boss whose bromance before 2017 General Election had thrown the nation into a spin.

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Labelled the dynamic duo, the President and his Deputy have failed to stand the test of time and as the country is staring at another General Elections, two years from now, it is beyond a reasonable doubt that the two will walk different paths.

And as inside sources report that their difference is beyond reconciliation, a report by Sunday Nation has revealed that President Uhuru has constituted a team of 7 people who will chart the 2022 succession plan that will see his Deputy elbowed out of the race.

"A team of bureaucrats consisting of a few Jubilee Party and coalition officials as well as senior advisers of the President have been burning the midnight oil in search of a viable and acceptable candidate who will then gradually be propped up," reads the report by Nation.

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The behind the scenes activity is being a kept as a closely guarded secret with the blessing of President Uhuru who is in all appearances angered by Tangatanga's defiance in rolling out 2022 campaigns at the expense of his big four agenda.

According to the report by Nation, the looming referendum will result in the creation of a powerful line up that is expected to have edge over DP Ruto.

"Those with insider information on the plan by about seven individuals say it has been kept a closely guarded secret to avoid "undermining the serving leader, but it has his blessings."

"With sights set on the referendum, they believe their chosen one will immensely benefit from the euphoria of the referendum campaigns to catapult him to the top seat," reports nation.

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With deputy President remaining the man to beat, the plans stand the test of time since the Tangatanga brigade has vowed to support the BBI recommendation whichever way, a move seen a tactic to avoid a scenario of "Us Vs Them" I. Order to eliminate the possibility of having a powerful rival camp that can work on their disadvantage.

Though the team is said to be working on several scenarios pegged on successful constitutional amendments, the headache remains who their presidential candidate will be given that ODM leader Raila Odinga, KANU's Gideon Moi, ANC's Musalia Mudavadi and Wipers Kalonzo Musyoka have all shown interest for the top seat, save for Raila who is yet to declare but pundits argue he can't afford to miss on the ballot.

Even as the plot to elbow Ruto remaining a secret affair, Soy MP Caleb Kositany believes that the BBI narrative is all about seeking to get a presidential candidate to compete with the DP.

"We don't know their plan but certainly they are uniting against one person- DP Ruto and he is okay with their unity against him," said Kositany adding that they should find their candidate soonest since their time is running out.

Source: opera.com
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Top Comments
WangariCatherine · 06/28/2020
mungu yuko wivu mingi na ruto..ruto 2022hushler nation
DominicBosireMaobe · 06/28/2020
Uhuru anajidanganya yeye c Mungu wa kuamua nani atakuwa Rais 2022 tuko na mungu anayejari maskini na tajiri hata yy bila Ruto hangekuwa Rais hata king David alitauliwa hivyo but mungu akamteuwa kuwa kiingozi na umri wake mdogo hata achague kamati ya watu million moja uhuru mwenyewe mungu atamuaibisha 2022 ashangae we are waiting for their decision but the reality is uhuru and Raila are loosers
SimonKiretai_01 · 06/28/2020
They will try to form coalitions and at the end they will fail. The hustlers are more united than ever. We shall not walk in anybody's boots.
+254-70021**** · 06/28/2020
I wonder why you think this team is more powerful than God of the downtrodden

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