Former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama says Deputy President William Ruto will win the presidency in 2022, with or without President Uhuru Kenyatta and the BBI’s help. Taking to Twitter on Monday morning, the UDA Chairman expressed confidence in the DP’s bid saying the people of Kenya are backing him (Ruto).
”With or without President Uhuru Kenyatta and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), the Deputy President Dr. William Samoei Ruto will win the presidency in 2022. God and the people of Kenya are backing him,” the former senator tweeted.
Mr. Muthama has also expressed his displeasure at those advancing the narrative of postponing next year’s general elections, saying the constitution has set it clear on how long a presidential term limit should be.
”The narrative being advanced by some few people on election postponement borders to impunity and self-aggrandisement. The dictates of the constitution on presidential term limit must be respected and adhered to. Date of next general elections remains in August 2022,” he added.
The UDA Chair’s remarks come at a time when talk of a 2022 alliance between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Rt Hon Raila Odinga is rife. Already, teams from Jubilee and ODM parties are meeting behind closed doors to work out modalities of the new partnership, thereafter appraise Hon Uhuru and Hon Raila on how soon the new coalition can be made official.