DETAILS | David Murathe Reveals The Only Politician That Can Beat Raila in 2022
Sept. 10, 2019
Deputy Presient William Ruto is the only politician who can beat opposition leader Raila Odinga in the 2022 presidential contest, former Jubilee vice chairman David Murathe has said. Murathe who is regarded as a close ally to the President Uhur Kenyatta has been vocal with his opposition to the presidential ambitions of Ruto, saying if he (Ruto) wins “we will all be finished.”
Murathe seems determined to campaign against Ruto, while drumming support for Raila. “If there is somebody who can stop that guy (Ruto) from becoming President, it is the former Prime Minister. There is nobody else,” said Murathe, adding: “Our main aim is to make sure that person (Ruto) does not become President because if he does we are all finished”. Murathe made the remarks on Saturday night during the birthday party of Tony Gachoka, where Raila was the chief guest.
Speaking at the event, Raila said Kenyans would not be bribed to vote in a certain way. He described his political opponents as people who had no agenda for the country, but who thought they could use money to buy political backing. The ODM leader said it was premature for politicians to start engaging in campaigns for the next General Election, adding that voters would make their stand known at the right time.
The former prime minister has however failed to declare his stand in the 2022 presidential race and Kenyans are left to speculate about his political future.
Murathe and Siaya Senator James Orengo have previously speculated that Raila would throw his hat in the ring in 2022 for the presidency. While the BBI initiative be steered by Uhuru and Raila gains momentum across the country, DP Ruto continues to express his concerns over how the intiative is being used for personal gains. It remains to be seen how events unfold as the 2022 general elections approach.