Uhuru’s strategists come up with a new tactic to wipe out Ruto’s Wave in Mt Kenya while campaigning for Azimio candidate Raila Odinga.
Azimio initially had a plan for President Uhuru Kenyatta to openly campaign for Raila Odinga in the Mt Kenya region.
However, the plan changed as the idea could have given Ruto and his allies a clear edge and material campaign.
President Kenyatta was to tour Mt Kenya to commission development projects while campaigning for Raila Odinga.
But Uhuru’s strategists and allies postponed that idea because they thought Deputy President William Ruto would have capitalized on it.
Uhuru’s endorsement of Raila Odinga and openly campaigning for him could have served as proof that Raila Odinga is a “State Project”
DP Ruto and his allies had made the ‘project tag’ their campaign material.
To deflect ‘State project’ claims, the President has purposefully stayed off the campaigns and has been covert in some of his moves while couching others with significant political ramifications as part of his normal duties.
The president’s role has now been given to the Azimio running mate Martha Karua.
According to inside sources, President Kenyatta’s absence from active campaigning has allowed his backers from the Central region to portray the August 9 elections as a contest between Karua and Rigathi Gachagua.
Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies are comparing the Mathira representative and the Narc Kenya leader to see who can best represent their interests and unite the region.
“The Uhuru baggage will be more of a burden to Raila than Karua, due to the handshake. Karua, therefore, could be Raila’s saviour or political sanitizer in the Mt Kenya region,” Political expert Javas Bigambo says as quoted by Nation.