Sunday May 17, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto’s tenure in Government is over and it’s a matter of when and not if he will resign from Government given the recent political developments in the country.

This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta totally isolated him from his administration.

University of Nairobi lecturer and political scientist, Herman Manyora, opined that Ruto had four options on his table if he decides to resign, which will ensure that he and Kenyatta part with dignity.

“His resignation should not be like Jaramogi Oginga Odinga’s who wrote a letter and stated that he would not continue staying in office and enjoy a salary without working.”

“He can decide to leave by merely going mute.”

“He can mind his own business as a DP and call his troops to order.”

“Nobody goes to visit him at his Sugoi, Rift Valley home or Karen, Nairobi.”

“He wakes up in the morning and does his work as DP at Harambee House, including reading newspapers, without showing any interest in Government,” Manyora stated.

The second card Ruto can pull is by emulating the late Professor George Saitoti, former Vice President and one-time Internal Security Minister, by facing Kenyatta and announcing that their relationship was over.

However, he will have to seek a truce and put the nation’s interest first.

“Ruto will then announce formally that he will continue serving as Deputy President and would not run in 2022 and would support the President in his duties,” Manyora stated.

The third option for Ruto is to leave Government and resign from being DP and deputy party leader of Jubilee.

The DP will base his resignation on his Christian background.

The fourth option for Ruto would be to resign and leave the Government to focus on his 2022 ambitions.

He would then organise his troops, give Kenyatta amble time to serve Kenyans without the Jubilee woes and political dramas.


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