President Uhuru’s latest remarks the funeral service of Mama Hannah Atsianzale Mudavadi at Mululu Village in Vihiga County seems to suggest that his mind is already made up, and that the president is angling towards the NASA trio of Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka, away from his Deputy president.
And thus, his statement can as well be interpreted as an end to the ‘dynamic duo’ era of president Uhuru and his deputy which saw the Jubilee Government come into being few years ago. The DP and his bandwagon has to reinvent and chart a new path minus the President in a bid to capture the 2022 presidential seat, once president Uhuru’s term comes to an end.
Uhuru-Raila union has since blossomed after the famous ‘handshake’ that gave birth to the Building Bridges Initiative, bringing together the once fierce political rivals. The result of this, however saw the deputy president sidelined and his hopes of ascending to presidency with president Uhuru’s support coming to an end.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s latest remarks suggesting that another tribe should be supported for presidency in 2022 has dramatically being interpreted as his opinion to an end to the Kikuyu-Kalenjin domination of the presidency. A move likely to jostle DP William Ruto’s succession plans which was based on the President’s support.
The president’s statement received support from ODM leader with Raila on Monday backing Uhuru’s pronouncement, saying it was time the country’s top seat went to another tribe outside of the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities.
“Different countries have dealt with this issue [exclusion] differently and I really see no harm in this… Kenya is a multi-ethnic society, this is actually sensitive to the ethnic differences we have in our country,” Raila said.
President’s remarks at Mululu village appears to signal that the once popular ‘dynamic duo’ era is coming to an end and that the Uhuru Ruto bromance has hit a dead end, no light at the end of the tunnel.