Political pundit Matunda Nyanchama believes President Uhuru Kenyatta will support Baringo Senator Gideon Moi or former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth for 2022 elections at the expense of his Deputy William Ruto.
Ruto is eyeing the 2022 Presidential elections after maintaining that he will support the reelection of Kenyatta in 2017.
But Matunda said during an interview with the reporter that the Moi ties with Kenyatta family will not allow President Uhuru to support his deputy.
“History is very essential and everyone knows that Uhuru was introduced to politics by former President Daniel Moi,” he said.
“We have seen Gideon Moi, a close ally of President Uhuru defying William Ruto and that is an indication that something is cooking,” Matunda said.
“The two enjoy close family ties which complicate Uhuru’s support to Ruto in 2022. I am seeing a scenario where Gideon will be favored by history,” added Matunda.
He also said President Uhuru might also be forced to support Peter Kenneth in 2022 given his continued adoration by Kenyan people.
“We cannot also deny the Peter Kenneth factor. He comes from central and seems to be a compromise for Mt Kenya region,” said Matunda.
“Uhuru might be forced by his central backyard constituents to support Mr. Kenneth,” he said.
He said the Central Kenya people still had unsolved issues with Ruto following 2007/08 Post Election Violence that saw thousands of Agikuyu community living in Rift valley being victimised.
“Uhuru doesn’t make decisions rather its community elders. When we walk around and listen to them, they still link Ruto to their woes in 2007/08 PEV,” said Matunda.
“I can bet that they will not favor Ruto at all and history will vindicate my comments,” he added.