The political terrain is bound to change drastically in 2017 if Deputy President William Ruto makes good is intentions of challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta for the Presidency.
According to MPs allied to Ruto, the DP is skeptical of receiving support from TNA come the 2022 general elections.
The DP is said to be working on roping in ODM Secretary General Ababu Namwamba to be his running mate. If the plan does not work out then the two will throw their support on Cord leader Raila Odinga way, reports the Star.
Uhuru and Ruto had worked on a formula where the President would finish his two terms and support his DP in 2022. Ruto sentiments in Bondo where he asked Raila to ditch Kalonzo if he was to win the Presidency has been interpreted as a subtle message that he is willing to play ball with the former Prime Minister.
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Uhuru handlers are aware of the discomfort exhibited by Ruto and have approached Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi to be a possible running mate to the President in 2017.
Mudavadi has met former Westlands MP Fred Gumo and Funyula MP who urged him to seize the opportunity to bolster his chances of succeeding the President in2022.
MPs Elijah Lngat of Emgwen, Zakayo Cheruiyot of Kuresoi and Nandi Alfred Keter are the key leaders pushing the DP to run for the Presidency.