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Thursday May 14, 2020 – As President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga erect roadblocks to stall William Ruto’s 2022 presidential journey, the Deputy President is working on modalities to surmount these hurdles.
According to insiders, Ruto is galvanising regional leaders’ support so that in the event Uhuru and Raila rig the elections as he believes they will do, he will have their support in winning the attention of the international community.
As a result, various State machineries have been monitoring and snooping the DP’s telephone calls with world leaders and international businessmen likely to fund his campaigns.
One of Ruto’s biggest assets is Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni who considers Ruto the ideal candidate to succeed Uhuru in 2022.
Talk is rife that Ruto is using Museveni to scuttle the launch of the Sh 3 billion Kisumu port.
The Kisumu port launch has been postponed several times with Museveni being the one to blame.
To woo Museveni, the DP has been capitalising on the bad blood between Museveni and Raila that dates back to the Mwai Kibaki era.
It is to be recalled that Museveni was the first Head of State to congratulate Kibaki when he was declared the presidential winner in the controversial 2007 General Elections.
And to date, Raila has never forgiven Museveni for swaying the international community to legitimise Kibaki’s win, which resulted in the formation of the Grand Coalition Government with the ODM leader in the less powerful position of Prime Minister.
The Kenyan DAILY POST