Vie for the prime minister’s seat, DP Ruto told

Deputy President William Ruto risks being thrown to political oblivion should he fail to adjust to the current political dynamics in the country.

The DP has intensified campaigns with an aim of succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has remained mum about 2022 politics.

A section of Jubilee leaders now want the DP to embrace the proposed expanded executive, arguing that inclusivity has been a challenge since independence.

Rigoma MCA Benson Sironga on Tuesday said a strong PM post could be ideal for Ruto, adding that time has come to beat his detractors from within.

“As things stand, we might have an expanded executive and this is the reality. If the President will be weak, let the DP go for Prime Minister. It’s time to build a strong party to win polls,” he said.

For Fred Omayio of Magwagwa, small communities will be beneficiaries of Parliamentary system, adding that Dr Ruto should join the calls.

“We can have a scenario where big communities have the advantage of ruling us. We love the DP, let him drop presidential ambitions and back the proposed system. He can still be powerful PM,” he said.

While Building Bridges Initiative is yet to table recommendations, all indications are that the country is headed for a referendum which will do away with imperial Presidency.

Those surrounding the DP are not ready to have imperial Presidency done away with. They insist that the move will not solve electoral disputes in Kenya.


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