DP Ruto: ‘Deep State’ plans to rig me out in 2022

DP Ruto: ‘Deep State’ plans to rig me out in 2022
File image of Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO| COURTESY

Deputy President William Ruto has said neither the “Deep State’, nor machinations of any kind stand a chance of stopping his march to the State House in 2022.

Speaking to a section of leaders from Kajiado at his Karen residence, Ruto said he was ready for whatever obstacle the ”Deep State” would bring forth.

The Deep State in this case would typically refer to external evil forces and master political puppeteers capable of calling the shots in the running of a country.

“Tunatishiwa ati kuna system,ati Deep State, ati hata tukipiga kura watatuibia, kuna watu wameketi mahali fulani wanangojea, watakuja na deep state, tutakuja na wananchi na mungu,” Ruto said.

He alluded to the 2013 General Election and the ICC cases of the time that did not stop the Uhuruto duo from taking the top job.

“In 2013, I was being threatened, if I was afraid, or if President Uhuru Kenyatta was afraid, we would not have had the Jubilee government, its is the same thing we are being told now,” he added.

Ruto is among several Kenyan leaders who have expressed interest in succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta whose term expires in 2022.

DP Ruto’s sentiments come just days after a key ally of President Uhuru, David Murathe asked Kenyans to ready themselves for a Raila Odinga presidency in 2022.

Murathe explained that the Handshake-a brainchild of Raila and Uhuru- will shape the 2022 political landscape.

Speaking during an interview with KTN, Murathe said it was time Kenyans rewarded the fromer Prime Minister for his efforts in fighting for a better Kenya.

If elected, Raila will serve for one term, paving way for a new shift in Kenyan leadership from 2027.

According to Murathe, the Raila presidency would be backed by a Prime Minister from Central Kenya, a Deputy Prime Minister from the Coast and another deputy possibly from the Rift Valley.

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