William Ruto Says He Is Ready to Face Raila in 2022

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By Victoria Magar

Deputy President William Ruto has said he is ready to engage in a presidential debate with former prime minister Raila Odinga ahead of the 2022 General Election.

While the DP has publicly declared his intention to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila is still cagey even though his allies have indicated his name will be on the presidential ballot.

Speaking on thursday, June 25, Ruto said he was open to having a formal public discussion with the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader on issues affecting the country.

Deputy William Ruto in an interview

“I have no problem with that, absolutely. I am ready,” Ruto said when asked if he would consider debating with the former prime minister, The duo has been singing different tunes since they parted ways before the 2013 General Election, a situation worsened by the handshake.

The DP has been on record claiming the ODM leader has a history of wreaking havoc in parties and had used his ‘experience’ to break the ruling Jubilee Party.

“Just like I said in 2017, they (ODM) are still planless, visionless, rudderless and clueless. Now they are called demolition squad because they have destroyed their NASA (National Super Alliance) and have also caused divisions in our Jubilee Party. Now they don’t know where they are or where to go next,” he said.