– A recent survey in Kiambu revealed most of the residents do not believe they owe Deputy President William Ruto any favors
– This is amid a consistent 2022 political debate that has seen leaders take sides on the debt issue
– Both Uhuru and Ruto have publicly played down any 2022 political talk even as questions on the their relationship continue to linger
A section of Kiambu residents have weighed in on the contentious debate whether President Uhuru Kenyatta. The 2022 General Election might be miles away but this has not stopped sections of politicians within the Jubilee party to consistently air their opinion on DP Ruto as their next plausible presidential candidate.
Perhaps the most outrageous sentiments came from former Jubilee Vice chair David Murathe who did not mince his words when he sensationally suggested Ruto had already outlived his time in government. Murathe on Wednesday, December 26, also claimed the Kikuyu community did not have an MoU with anyone regarding the 2022 election.
Instead of taking Murathe’s word for it, TUKO Media house decided to venture Kiambu county to have a clearer view of the general feeling of residents as far as Uhuru’s ‘debt’ to Ruto was concerned. Surprisingly, most residents who interacted on camera were adamant there was no debt owed to no one, despite DP Ruto backing Uhuru for two presidential terms.
One resident argued that political alliances were all part of politics and should not be taken with so much weight. Kiambu residents dismiss talks of political debt, to consider backing a Raila presidency. Photo: Nation Source: Facebook
Another one argued that if presidents were to be voted based on ‘political debt’, Ruto would be too far behind in line. The resident who did not want to be named analyzed that there have also been several leaders who have gone down in the country’s history as individuals who played integral roles in others’ presidential success without necessarily being presidents themselves.
There were, however, who felt DP Ruto, because of his undying loyalty to the president, deserved all the support he could muster from Uhuru’s camp.
Source: Tuko News