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DP Ruto the greatest ‘loser’ in 2017 polls- Analyst

Amina Cynthiah Kerubo

[Deputy President William Ruto in a past event. He is likely to be the biggest loser in the recently concluded elections. Photo/Nation]

The decision by Deputy President William Ruto to support reelection of President Uhuru Kenyatta could haunt him for many years to come, says Gideon Mamboleo.

Both Uhuru and Ruto were declared President- elect and Deputy President- Elect on Friday by electoral body IEBC amid protest by the opposition NASA.

And Mamboleo says that he is set to begin fighting major wars within and outside government even before 2022 elections.

“He is an aggressive politician but I am seeing him fighting major wars especially from politicians allied to the president’s tribe given his attitude.

“From the current opposition supporters, he is likely to get nothing because they link him directly to Raila Odinga’s woes,” he adds.

Prior to elections, Ruto was facing a major resistance from Mt. Kenya politicians led by outgoing Kiambu governor William Kabogo and a host of Jubilee losers.

At Rift Valley, he is facing a battle of supremacy with Gideon Moi and outgoing Bomet governor Isaac Rutto.

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