Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has claimed that Deputy President William Ruto and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga might work together ahead of the 2022 general elections.
The outspoken legislature while speaking in an interview on Tuesday 23 February 2021 with online influencer Gerald Bitok on his show dubbed The Tackle said that the two know each other well having worked together before.
Kuria said that he was predicting the two political bigwigs to form a coalition just as he was the first one to predict the handshake before it even happened.
He added that he was confident of the coalition to be formed because Raila Odinga is his man and he understands him very well.
He further added that the former Prime Minister joining hands with DP William Ruto will be his last bullet.
“Raila Odinga and William Ruto will work together before the 2022 General Election na kuna watu wataachwa kwa mataa,” he said.
The MP explained that Raila Odinga’s decision to work with the second in command will come from a point where he will see that the DP is the favorite to win the 2022 presidential race.
He pointed out that the logical thing for the former Prime Minister to do will be to tell DP Ruto to create room for him so that he can complete his political career peacefully.
Kuria noted that from his perspective, that is something that he would encourage and actively cultivate.
Kuria went on to state that Raila had done his job well as an opposition leader and his place in the history of Kenya is secure.
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In December last year, Raila while speaking in an interview with KTN News said that he would be open to working with the second in command again if circumstances conspire.
Ruto worked with Raila where he was a member of the Pentagon in the 2007 elections under ODM which was led by the ODM leader.
It was reported that he was kicked out after the infamous maize scandal where Ruto was accused of perpetuating it when he was the Minister for Agriculture.
However, Raila dismissed the reports saying that he never kicked him out.