One clear theme as we approach the August 2022 general elections is that the Mt Kenya vote will be the most coveted prize for the leading presidential race protagonists with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s endorsement crucial.
Uhuru’s deputy, Dr William Ruto knows this all too well and recent reports that he sought Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s intervention to reconcile the two should not come as a surprise even as the Head of State seems to have moved on and found a better suitor.
According to an insider, the DP held extensive discussions with Museveni and last Tuesday’s meeting was aimed at seeking Uganda’s leader to help patch his rocky relationship with President Kenyatta.
However, Uhuru seems uninterested in mending the rocky marriage as he focuses on having Opposition leaders craft a 2022 strategy that will see them field a joint presidential candidate against Ruto.
According to reports, Uhuru and his think tanks believe ODM chief and former NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga is the teams’ best bet against Ruto even as he (Raila) gave hint that he is readying himself for a political contest with the DP.
Do you think Ruto’s strategy to use Museveni to help him reconcile with Uhuru will work? And more importantly, do you think Uhuru will manage in reuniting NASA to win against Ruto?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
DP Ruto Answers Uhuru Over Handout Remark
Deputy President William Ruto has taken a swipe at President Uhuru Kenyatta over handout remarks that the head of state seemingly directed at him last Friday.
Speaking at African Holy Ghost Christian Church in Huruma, Nairobi, on Sunday, Ruto said he would continue giving cash donations to churches, youth and women’s groups.
DCI’s New Strategies to Nab Kangogo as Search Takes New Twist
Police officers and the DCI have been on a search mission to nab the fugitive police officer Caroline Kangogo but their efforts have not bore any fruits.
The DCI has however come up with a new strategy as the manhunt to arrest Kangogo enters the second week. The DCI has mobilized the elite units in the ongoing search for Carol Kangogo.
Details of Uhuru, Raila Secret Power Deal Revealed
It has emerged that those brokering the power deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee and ODM party have come up with a very powerful method of ensuring the two parties remain very powerful.
According to details, there will be a provision that will seek to bar other parties from becoming members of the coalition directly as had been the norm in most of the coalition agreements.