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How Waititu predicted Ruto's woes

Curtis Otieno
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Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu at a past event. [Source/ Governor Waititu Babayao]

All indications currently point at a looming fallout between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

Though the two are yet to hint at that, the rift in Jubilee Party has been made even more clear by the growing animosity between the two camps, with Ruto's allies now openly bashing Uhuru.

Speaking during the burial of Bomet East lawmaker Beatrice Kones' son on Saturday, a team led by Senate Majority Leader Aden Duale hinted that the DP is ready to abandon Uhuru.

This had been predicted by some politicians, among them Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu who warned Ruto of tough times ahead.

Waititu was speaking only a few days after the entry of opposition leader Raila Odinga into to equation through his March 9, 2018 truce with Uhuru.

"Mukienda mahali muambiwe muombe usikubali kufunga macho. Ukae ukiwa macho throughout. Kwa sababu mtu ambaye tuko na yeye hatuezimuamini ni mchoraji. (If you go somewhere and you are asked to pray in the presence of Raila, you need to pray with your eyes wide open throughout because we can not trust him. He is a schemer)," Waititu told Ruto a year ago.

The county boss was speaking during a church service attended by the DP.

Just as Waititu had predicted, Raila seems to have broken the initially strong bond in Jubilee, siding with Uhuru and pushing Ruto out.

The case has worsened due to the ongoing purge on corruption, with Ruto repeatedly raising concerns that the former prime minister is harbouring evil intentions for the party.

Raila has however maintained that he has no such plans and only joined Uhuru for the sake of the nation, adding that he remains the opposition boss.

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