Prof Mutahi Ngunyi, a renowned political analyst, has declared for the first time that he does not fear Deputy President William Ruto becoming President in August.
A group of Kenyans led by the Secretary General of the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU), Francis Atwoli, has expressed concern over Ruto’s administration, with some threatening to flee the country if the second-in-command is elected President in August.
In a Twitter post, Mutahi stated that he had no fear of Ruto, but that his greatest concern is who will succeed him if he dies while in government.
If Ruto dies, his running mate, Rigathi Gachagua, will be his successor.
Ngunyi stated he is terrified of the man who could succeed Ruto if he dies, without mentioning Gachagua.
“I am unconcerned about a Ruto presidency since I know he will lose.” Should Ruto DIE, His Excellency PRESIDENT Rigathi Gachagua, EGH and Commander-in-Chief of our Defence Forces, has terrified me. “Consider it!” Mutahi expressed himself on Twitter.
Gachagua, who is now a member of Parliament for Mathira, is accused of plotting the genocide of Kikuyus during the Molo ethnic violence in the 1990s. Molo District Officer (DO) at the time.