Ruto does not want to be president – Manyora


Political analyst, Herman Manyora, has opined that Vice President William Ruto is no longer interested in becoming Kenya’s fifth president.

According to Manyora, a professor of political science at the University of Nairobi (UoN), the DP has realized that its chances of winning the August 9 elections are slim.

As such, Ruto acted quickly and chose to build a strong party that will frustrate whoever wins the National Assembly elections.

He explained that Ruto is not ready to work with small parties because he wants to have a big party that will control the parliament.

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Professor Herman Manyora. He signed a one-year contract with TV47.

“Ruto knows he will not be president in 2022. Ruto is not aiming for the presidency in 2022. He is a smart politician who looked around and realized that the 2022 election would not go his favor.

“The DP is building a strong party. It wants to control the Senate, National Assembly and county assemblies in terms of quantity and quality,” Manyora said.

Furthermore, he argued that Ruto was aware of the enormity of the upcoming elections and that if Raila wins, he could embark on the destruction of the DP’s political career.

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Manyora revealed that if Raila succeeds President Uhuru Kenyatta, he may seek to amend the Constitution and that the only way for Ruto to protect himself is to control Parliament.

The UoN don added that after winning the election, Raila is likely to revive the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and Ruto will scuttle it due to the numbers he has collected in parliament.

“Ruto will need to have a force in parliament that will defeat any legislative attempt by Uhuru and Raila to create an infrastructure through BBI that will allow them to stay in power for 20 to 30 years and implement their plans,” he said. -he observes.

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He argued, however, that civil societies and the judiciary are still keen for constitutional changes to follow established processes.

This was one of the main obstacles Uhuru and Raila faced when championing BBI. The initiative was declared null and void by the High Court and the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court will hear appeals filed by the pro-BBI team from January 18-20.

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