President Uhuru Kenyatta has placed a trap on his deputy William Ruto’s path to the 2022 general elections through his latest moves, political analyst Herman Manyora has said.
Uhuru has recently been seen reprimanding the DPs allies, especially those from his (Uhuru) Mt Kenya region, which Manyora says is most likely a plot to push Ruto into reacting.
He says that the DP should be very careful not to allow himself to be angered, warning that the day he directly responds to Uhuru will mark the start of the death of his political ambitions.
The university professor observes that Uhuru can even move to block Ruto’s trips to Mt Kenya, a region the DP appears very keen on winning ahead of his 2022 presidential candidature.
“The President is pushing Ruto into a corner so that he can make a blunder. The moment he says anything bad about Uhuru, that will be the last day he will set foot in Mt Kenya,” he told the Star on Saturday.
According to Manyora, the push doesn’t end with Uhuru’s rants but includes other direct provocations as well.
He cited Ruto’s humiliation at the Bomas of Kenya during the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report launch last month.
At the function, the DP seemed unwanted as Uhuru appeared more jovial towards ODM leader and Ruto’s chief critic Raila Odinga. Ruto was also made to speak before Raila.
Manyora says that an attempt by Ruto to hit back at Uhuru will mark the end of his game and his last gambit.