Kenyans react to Ruto-Raila potential partnership in 2022
Kenyans have received news of Nasa leader Raila Odinga offering to support DP William Ruto’s presidential bid in 2022 with mixed reactions.
Mr Odinga on Thursday surprised friend and foe when he said that Mr Ruto needs him to realize his dream in 2022.
“Does Ruto think he can be a President without Raila?” posed Mr Odinga in Kedowa, Kipkelion East. “I can help him get there if he wants,” he added.
On social media, some dismissed Mr Odinga.
Uhuru became President with Raila actively opposing his candidature and even going to court twice to sabotage his win, how did Raila become the person who gives people the Presidency? Ati Ruto won’t be President without him? JOKER!!!
— Robert ALAI, HSC (@RobertAlai) January 26, 2018
Raila telling DP Ruto he can’t be president without his help in 2022 is ridiculous. he’s never made it to presidency himself.
— Kim futalytic (@KimFutalytic) January 26, 2018
Others actually felt Mr Odinga was the jinx that the DP needed to get rid of.
What has he won since he was born ruto became the Dp without him infact ruto started winning when he left raila.
— James Gitau (@JamesGi07476270) January 26, 2018
Others, however agreed with the Nasa leader.
Raila Odinga is like Lord Warwick. Always a king maker. If you ignore his words then you’re acutely mistaken#RutoBacktoODM
— ElphinstoneOchieng © (@payochie) January 26, 2018
But there were those who felt Mr Ruto’s goose was cooked with or without Mr Odinga’s support.
Even with Raila’s Blessings DP Ruto can’t and won’t win the 2022 elections. Even if he was to apologise
— Mr. B ☎ (@MrOngacho) January 26, 2018
Others did an audit of Raila-Ruto past relationship. The two worked together in ODM during the 2007 general election whose results were disputed. Mr Ruto’s backyard in Rift Valley supported the Nasa leader almost to a man.
Raila tells Ruto that he will need him in 2022.that is a very nice salvo towards a politician who feels he can go about his businesses solely. But my president Raila must also recall that his chief lieutenants are the ones who blundered so much in expunging Ruto from his core.
— Erick Midila (@Erick_Midila) January 26, 2018