David Murathe has asserted that ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga would become the fifth President of Kenya regardless of whether he get votes from the Mt. Kenya region.
During an interview on KTN News, Murathe said that whatever votes Raila gets from Mt. Kenya would be only an addition to his win.
“These people (Kenya Kwanza Alliance team) have hypothecated their whole game on Mt. Kenya votes but even without Mt. Kenya votes, Raila will still be the President,” said Murathe.
He said that Deputy President William Ruto is in office today because he is protected by the Constitution.
Early this year, Murathe had said that President Uhuru Kenyatta ended his dalliance with William Ruto on the grounds that the DP was out to sabotage his administration.
Talking in Thika, Murathe said that Ruto was given the government including probably the most powerful ministries however the President was not happy with the manner in which they were being run.
The former MP said Uhuru chose to work with Raila to ensure what he wanted to deliver to Kenyans was actualised.
The Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission information uncover that Mt Kenya has 5.9 million citizens, having recorded 224,499 new votes in the recently concluded voter listing.
Of these, Mt Kenya West records for 4.6 million voters, while Mt Kenya East has 1.3 million, putting the region at an advantage over the rest.
The DP has commonly said the 2022 race would be decided by economic models and not ethnic groupings. He, however, is heavily relying on getting a chunk of the Mt Kenya vote, to get a head-start in the race that could pit him against Raila.
In view of the current IEBC information, Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, Meru, Machakos, Murang’a, Bungoma, Kitui, Nyeri, Makueni, Kajiado, Tharaka Nithi and Narok could be the new votes battle grounds.