Friday May 29, 2020 – University of Nairobi don, Prof Herman Manyora, has claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta will finally settle on his successor before he goes home in 2022.
In an interview with a local daily on Friday, Manyora who is also a seasoned political analyst said Uhuru’s successor will be drawn from the proponents of the Building Bridges Initiative, a project that the Head of State passionately backs.
“I am seeing the President picking his heir, and if he won’t make a public declaration, then it would be obvious who it would be,” Manyora said.
He said Deputy President William Ruto is not one of Uhuru’s options.
Regarding the possibility of a falling out among NASA before 2022, Manyora said that would be far-fetched because the brigade will be more than united by BBI.
Manyora advised Ruto to eat humble pie, take a break in 2022 and wait for what he termed “his real chance in 2027″.
“I see a falling out after the 2022 presidential contest.”
“That is why I would advise Ruto to hold on and pick the spoils from the post-2022 falling out,” he said adding that even if he runs in 2022, he will lose.
ODM party leader, Raila Odinga, is the likely successor of Uhuru according to Manyora because they have been campaigning for BBI together.
The Kenyan DAILY POST