Saturday September 5, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto laughed at the thought of competing against Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, in the 2022 presidential elections.

Speaking during a meeting with MCAs from Kajiado County yesterday, Ruto scoffed off the list of possible candidates who he claimed his rivals were considering.

He joked that his rivals were scratching their heads and holding meetings to come up with the best person to challenge him for the top seat after President Uhuru Kenyatta retires but had not been successful. 

“They are meeting to strategise on my competitor in 2022.”

“They have many potential candidates but they are still not confident about who can compete with me.”

“They have thought about Raila Odinga but he is spent, they have thought about Gideon Moi but still not sure.”

“They have approached Kalonzo, Mudavadi and even Matiang’i (laughs).”

“They are struggling but I will just wait for them at the ballot,” Ruto mocked leaders as the MCAs laughed along.

Matiang’i has been fronted as a presidential candidate by various political quarters as the man to beat Ruto in 2022.

On Monday, August 31st, while speaking in Nyamira County, Matiang’i stated that the Head of State was grooming him for greatness.

“I am like a little child who is being helped to cross a road.”

“I only need your prayers as God holds my hand to help me cross over.”

“I have been tipped for greatness in the country and I need your full support,” Matiang’i said.

The DP also promised to protect them from Jubilee Secretary General, Raphael Tuju, if they got into trouble for visiting him. 

Ruto stated that Tuju had no business poking into whatever he wanted to do at his residence.

“He was not invited to cook, and neither was he asked to wash the dishes or serve in any other capacity so why would what I am doing at my home bother him,” the DP wondered. 


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