Ruto, Will thy Kingdom come?

2022 Succession

However, the ultimate test beckons in 2022. This albeit exciting for his followers, for him, this has to be a daily nerve wreck.

Will thy kingdom come, or will thy curse descend? This he contemplates, since from his seat, no one has ever successfully cashed in for the throne, at least when you consider directly through a contest.

Thus as his detractors line up, and dynasties coalesce, his bid seems in jeopardy. But being in pole remains his saving grace, as all he needs is a good strategy. If anything, this far, in Kenyan politics, no one defines king of strategy as he does. And though often compared to Raila, Ruto's strength is Raila's Achilles heel. Odinga is often too many tactics and no major strategy, no wonder he has frequently fallen short.

From the handshake moment, to the IEBC resignations, the first part of battle begun and Ruto knowing full well its composition has his defence plotted. With the handshake, Ruto’s defence is pragmatic patience while with the former; getting the appointments right remains pivotal.

Thus heading to battle, he goes in as the most prepared of any to compete. Yet amid all these strengths, his rivals are no less. With a likely showdown pitting him against Gideon, in this scenario, from his arsenal the DP can rely on his political capital and hunger to outlast the Royals economic muscle. But this won't be easy, for if in Gideon's view this race is a formula one championship, then in his armoury, he can rely on pit stops (Constitutional change) or safety car moments to win.

What is thus for certain is that 2022, won't be a walk in the park as his supporters might have expected, rather it may get ugly, but for the purist the beauty will lie in the journey to his win.

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