Deputy President William Ruto consolidated and unveiled a 16-member team that will spearhead his 2022 election campaign as he gears for a battle with the Building Bridges Initiative BBI team under President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Ruto managed to secure support from four of Odinga’s former allies in his restructure and a tactical move aimed at landing the presidency and defeating the BBI team in the looming referendum.
Among his new advisers and strategists are Caroli Omondi, Odinga’s former chief of staff in the Grand Coalition government, former senators Boni Khalwale (Kakamega), Omar Hassan (Mombasa), and Johnson Muthama (Machakos) who exited Kalonzo’s Wiper Party.
“We are going to outwit our opponents once the country is reopened,” Khalwale stated while speaking with the Daily Nation on Thursday, July 2.
Muthama will reportedly lead ex-elected leaders aligned to Ruto.
“There are only two teams competing for the presidency. One is with Uhuru, Raila and Gideon Moi and the other with Ruto and Kenyans,” Muthama stated arguing that mass support from Kenyans will carry the day.