There is a growing concern within Deputy President William Ruto led Tangatanga camp that most politicians earlier helped by Ruto to clinch plum positions have deserted him at the hour of need.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s relationship with the DP has seemingly hit the rock as the 2022 succession politics are gearing up. It is believed that Ruto is the one who pushed for Sonko to be Jubilee’s gubernatorial candidate in 2017. And maybe, ‘vindu vichenjanga’.
For some time now, the flamboyant City County boss has not been seen accompanying the DP during his (Ruto) events in the capital. And in the event, Ruto would find himself in the midst some of his political ‘enemies’ among the Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
On Monday Dr Ruto graced the Kenya Trade Week and Expo 2019 at Kenyatta International Convention Centre, hosted by Trade CS Peter Munya who has been heavily mentioned in an alleged assassination plot for the DP. However, Sonko was nowhere to be seen. It has been a norm that when such a high ranking official of the stature of the DP is within a county, he or she is accompanied by the governor but Sonko has not only kept off DP’s function but also hardly mentions him.
Has the City Boss fallen out with Ruto or they are just playing political mind games on the public?
What Sonko is currently doing is making efforts to foresee the DP’s downfall.
It is not once that Sonko has publicly announced that President Uhuru Kenyatta is too young to retire and that he should retain his position in 2022. Then where does that leave Ruto? Obviously, it will send his ambition to the grave.
Sonko’s new political movement with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria ‘Team Wanjiku’ is something that the Ruto’s cuff should as well be very cautious of.
Moses Kuria has severally been announcing that he is out to take the 2022 presidency while emphasizing that Ruto has no debt with the Kikuyu community to vote him in 2022. If Kuria is to vie for 2022 presidency, it won’t be a surprise that he will choose Sonko as his vice presidency to vie against the DP.