Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Cracks In Jubilee As Ruto Sends Aides To Meet Raila For A Possible Re-Union In 2017
Deputy President William Ruto is taking sentiments by Central MPs seriously and is said to be holding talks with former Prime Minister for a possible merger ahead of the 2017 general elections.
According to well placed sources, Central Kenya MPs are uncomfortable with the idea of Ruto being Jubilee’s flagbearer once Uhuru’s term of office comes to an end.
Governor William Kabogo ignited the debate when he said that Ruto should not assume that he has already bagged the Central Kenya votes.
The sentiments were echoed by nominated Senator Paul Njoroge who accused Ruto of holding Jubilee and the Kikuyu community at ransom.
This new development has forced the President to come out and show his support for his Deputy who is under siege. Political pundits aver that such talks have the blessings from State House.
Ruto on his part is said to have sent his trusted advisors to work out a new political roadmap with Cord leader Raila Odinga.
Fears are rife in Rift Valley that Uhuru will use and dump Ruto with their favored candidate being Gideon Moi who will team up Peter Kenneth come 2022.
It is yet to be seen if Ruto will be accommodated in Cord and what role he will play.