Sunday May 10, 2020 – Renowned columnist and distinguished scholar, Prof Makau Mutua, has spelt doom for Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid in 2022, saying there is no way President Uhuru Kenyatta can hand over power to him.

Ruto, who is second in command and the undisputed Kalenjin and Mt Kenya political kingpin, is planning to succeed the Son of Jomo who is retiring in 2022.

In an article in a local daily on Sunday, Mutua opined that Uhuru hates Ruto too much and cannot hand him power in 2022.

“It’s clear to all and sundry, including the proverbial chickens in the village, that Mr Kenyatta has absolutely no use for Mr Ruto. None.”

“I get the impression Mr Kenyatta wants to spit in disgust every time he sees Mr Ruto, or hears his name,” Prof Mutua observed.

The scholar also observed that even if all Kikuyus and Kalenjins unite and support Ruto’s presidential quest, there is no way Uhuru can hand Ruto the instruments of power.

“Well, Jubilee took a step and a half and then collapsed.”

“Today, there’s no conceivable universe in which Mr Kenyatta will hand power over to Mr Ruto.”

“I know, I know. You want to remind me of democracy and the people’s vote at the ballot box – yada, yada.”

“Knock yourself out. But if you live in Kenya, you are much wiser,” Mutua observed.

Prof Makau Mutua is among elites who are opposed to Ruto’s presidency in 2022 claiming that he is a thief and a murderer.


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