University of Nairobi don and Kenyan political analyst Prof Herman Manyora, has predicted that Deputy President William Ruto may win the 2022 presidential election.
According to Manyora, William Ruto's support especially the bottom-up economic model is massive compared to Raila Odinga's Azimio la Umoja.
Speaking on his Youtube channel on Thursday, Manyora, said that the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Azimio La Umoja tours cannot match DP Ruto’s bottom-up model.
Manyora also lambasted Raila Odinga‘s Sh 6000 pledge to every unemployed youth, saying the plan has not been well-thought-out and several questions raised on the same have not been answered.
“The reality on the ground is that Azimio has not countered hustler politics, the sh6,000 has not countered the bottom-up model, thus ODM must be strong in their campaign messaging, although I always believe that Raila is a man who can come up with another trick to woo voters before next year,” Manyora said.
According to Manyora, those advising Mr Odinga have not yet provided him with a well thought system to deliver to Kenyans.
“Those advising Raila have not given him a well-thought-out policy on how it will be achieved, where the money will come from, how they will identify the beneficiaries among other burning queries," he lamented.
“Those intellectuals can fail you, it is therefore important for Raila to look for the right advisers and as a politician, he must connect his manifesto to what Kenyans are going through on the ground,” posed Manyora.