Kenya’s Deputy President Dr William Ruto has spoken up on his humiliating political losses that he has suffered this week, admitting that he lost a battle, but is firmly in the war.
Speaking to PostaMate, Dr Ruto said that he had miscalculated his timings and it is just a matter of time before he would work to get his momentum in place in readiness for 2022. He said that those celebrating his losses were doing it prematurely, and it is just a matter of time before he makes a comeback.
“I think the biggest mistake I made was striking too early. Getting the time right is a complicated task and in this case, I might have missed a few things. If what is happening today happened in April 2022, it would have been a perfect execution.”
Ruto said that he will go back to replenishing his coffers and get ready for the next phase which he has codenamed ‘Operation 420.’ “At the moment, I need to balance the inflows and outflows of cash, and this means I may not spend a lot of money on disloyal supporters but will work to spread myself deeply instead of widely.”
The DP is optimistic that by the end of the year, he will have both the Senate and the Parliament firmly under his control and will also have made several inroads into the Judiciary. He emphasized the need for any serious politician to have control of key institutions as this comes handy at the opportune moment. “If we had the judiciary, our members who not have been easily intimidated. We will work to correct this.”
Dr Ruto also said that he was optimistic that the war on corruption will be won.