With a few months remaining before 2022 general elections, top presidential candidates led by Deputy President William Ruto have been traversing the country in an effort to woo Kenyans
But even as the campaigns seem to have officially kicked off, Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny has come out to weigh in on a possible coalition likely to clinch the top seat.
Speaking on Thursday from his Cherangany constituency, Kutuny, who for a while has been a fierce critic of the DP, termed President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Odinga’s coalition as a lethal one should the two come together in 2022.
Kutuny also added that the two were more likely to bring in other like-minded leaders to form a big coalition which is likely to face Deputy President William Ruto
“The political alliance between President Uhuru Kenyatta, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga and other like-minded leaders come 2022 elections is “Lethal” ” Kutuny said.
Kutuny’s statement seems to be a quick change of mind after the legislator was recently quoted saying Ruto’s presidency was likely to carry the day in 2022.
While criticizing Kanu party chairman Senator Gideon Moi recently, Kutuny in a move that suggested he was slowly creeping back to Ruto’s camp, said it was wrong for Gideon to target residents from the region who had been appointed to higher government positions by the DP.
His sentiments, however, fell flat after he, together with Uasin Gishu county Businessman- cum-politician Buzeki paid a courtesy visit to ODM party leader Raila Odinga at his Capitol Hill offices. The three are said to have discussed among other things 2022 political successions, with Kutuny allegedly assuring Raila of his full support in the North Rift region.
The legislator later met with Chama Cha Mashinani party leader, the former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, who promised to chart the way forward for the Kalenjin community to ensure they are in the next government.