Thursday May 28, 2020 – Former Bomet Governor, Isaac Ruto, has revealed that he tried to advise Deputy President William Ruto on how to avoid being caught in a political corner like the one that he is currently in.
Governor Ruto, who was part of the team that negotiated the TNA-URP deal in 2013, said his strategy was to have William insist on a rotational term of five years each.
Isaac said the arrangement would have seen Uhuru serve one term, followed by Ruto for one term and another round of five years each which would have prevented a situation where William was abandoned after the first ten years.
However, DP Ruto did not heed to his advice and instead insisted on a MoU that Uhuru Kenyatta would serve for ten years and support him for another ten years.
Besides, after the 2013 win, the former Bomet Governor advised the DP against merging URP with TNA but he didn’t listen.
He noted that it was Ruto who kept asking Uhuru for the merger despite his advice that the move would limit his political options and independence.
Isaac faulted the Deputy President for moving too fast to campaign in a manner that overshadowed President Kenyatta’s agenda for his second term.
The Kenyan DAILY POST