-Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale argued that Deputy President William Ruto was the front runner in the 2022 presidential elections - The FORD Kenya deputy party leader said Ruto was prepared and many strides ahead of his competitors thus the man to beat in polls contest - His sentiments were echoed by FORD Kenya Secretary General Eseli Simiyu who said the 2022 contest would be rough and tough due to Ruto's participation - Eseli said competing against Ruto was similar to competing with an incumbent president Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has labeled Deputy President William Ruto the front runner in the 2022 presidential elections.
Mr Murathe was the first to kick off the debate when he argued that the presidency is a pair, “hence the DP must exit the stage with Mr Kenyatta in 2022.” Mr Wetang’ula, Ford-Kenya Secretary-General Eseli Simiyu and Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati asked Dr Ruto to go home when his term as the Deputy President ends.
His Ford Kenya counterpart, Eseli Simiyu, and ANC party nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi agreed with the ODM officials and also claimed the DP had lost touch with reality.
INCLUSIVITY ODM national chairman John Mbadi, secretary-general Edwin Sifuna, his Ford Kenya counterpart Eseli Simiyu, MPs Otiende Amollo (ODM, Rarieda) and Godfrey Osotsi (ANC, nominated) launched the onslaught against Dr Ruto.
He spoke on Saturday in Kakamega during the burial of Rosebela Ndelema Simiyu, the sister of Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu.
ODM LEADERS “It is the insolent comments by a section of ODM leaders that have made us gang up against it,” said Ford Kenya Secretary-General Eseli Simiyu.
Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu demanded a written confirmation on whether Graylin Communications was in the list of companies listed in the ministry’s quotations.
Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat, Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu and Tiaty MP William Kamket all agreed that dispersing presidential powers will enhance inclusivity.
Secretary-General Eseli Simiyu termed Khalwale's sentiments as "personal and not those of the party".
Secretary general Eseli Simiyu said enough time has been allocated to enable the party to monitor the polls.