By Caleb Kisabuli
Kenya’s Deputy President Dr. William Samoei Ruto is a self-made Politician cum business man. No one therefore can take the glory of curving him into what he is right now.
Having achieved all that we see single-handedly, William Ruto is the biggest threat to the long time political dynasties in Kenya.
The two parliamentary by-elections in Ugenya and Embakasi South having gone his way (Some say Ruto’s invisible hand was involved), the guy is charged. In his tweet to congratulate David Ochieng (Ugenya) and Julius Mawathe (Embakasi South),
“… the hustler nation has spoken, the people have decided…”
This therefore, goes without saying that William Ruto is the biggest beneficiary of the two by-elections in Ugenya and Embakasi South. If these two loses by ODM are anything to go by, then the Orange Party brigade and the part of opposition that is in government needs to be a worried lot.
How does ‘William Ruto’ beat them in Ugenya, their own backyard, of all places? Raila Odinga should be ashamed that such a thing could happen under his watch. He should be trembling right now that he has been beaten hands down by his fiercest political rival.
Moi-Odinga-Kenyatta Families and the Ruto Presidency
Even if Ruto will not be president in 2022, he will eventually be President someday. A quick fast check shows that the Odinga Family does not have an heir apparent to carry on the political name of the family. Raila Odinga’s son Fidel Castro Odinga (May his soul rest in peace) was the one and only person that could have taken over. He was smart and well learned.
This also applies to the Kenyatta Family. Mention that one son or daughter of President Uhuru Kenyatta that can come and convince people to vote for them. I see NONE!
A for the Moi family, the man from ‘Baringo’ cannot win anything – not even cattle dip Chairmanship. I can say he is a senator by default. The respect the people of Baringo had to Retired President Daniel Moi is what the guy is riding in. If Gideon Moi were to be presented alongside William Ruto and one is told to choose whom they will vote for as their president, anybody with sane minds would go for the latter.
This clearly shows that if you were to become president in this country – as things stand now – then you must go past William Ruto; Would that be a walk in the park? I don’t think so!
If the referendum will be held before 2022, and Ruto opposes it, then Raila and Uhuru can be assured Ruto will give them a run for their money. It won’t be easy either way.
Remember in 2010 referendum? if that was then, how about now?