Kenyan Veteran politician and former Miss Kenya Orie Rogo Manduli has ushered cold water on DP William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.
The fashionista categorically said that the deputy president will never be president of Kenya and she had her own reasons why she thought William Ruto is not the man for the top job.
“Who is Ruto? He will never be president. He can get it from me. The deputy president has been busy on a self-development mission and all of a sudden he wants to be president? He is feeling insecure,” Manduli said while appearing on Citizen TV’s JKL talk show on Wednesday, May 23.
Surprisingly, she promised to give opposition leader Raila Odinga her vote should he consider vying again in 2022.
Manduli commended the former prime minister for agreeing to put aside his political differences with President Uhuru Kenyatta for the sake of peace and unity in the country.
“The handshake is the best thing that the president and Raila did. They brought peace, tranquility and common sense,” she said.
Though a section of Kenyans would agree with Manduli on the handshake deal, others were not amused when Uhuru and Raila signed the unity pact.
There were concerns within the ruling Jubilee Party that the handshake was a political ploy to stop Ruto from becoming president.
The skepticisms became clearer when Raila decided to hold private talks with retired presidents Daniel arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki days after meeting Uhuru post the chaotic 2017 polls.
The president, and even Raila, had to come out and clear the air. They said their peace agreement had nothing to do with 2022 when Ruto will contest for the presidency.
Ruto is perceived as a top contender in the 2022 race and majority of his supporters, especially from the Rift Valley region, his backyard, are expecting Uhuru to support him.
The expectation is that since Ruto supported Uhuru both in 2013 and 2017, it would be time for Uhuru to return the favour.
What exposeke.com is yet to fully establish is whether or not Ruto will have to face-off with Raila in the 2022 political duel.