While a section of leaders both from the opposition and government want Deputy President William Ruto to shun early politics, Raila has today appointed a team that will strategize for BBI referendum and his 2022 Presidential bid.
Rail met his old friends Isaac Ruto, former Kuresoi South MP Zakayo Cheruiyot and AFC chairman Franklin Bett.at his Capitol Hill offices.
The leaders are not new in the camp, Isaac was among the five NASA principals while Cheruiyot supported Raila in 2017 and Bett is an old ODM member who was left behind when the Rift moved to United Republican Party before 2013 polls.
A source privy to the meeting told the Rift News that Raila hooked them with a promise to convince President Kenyatta to help Cheruiyot and Ruto to secure positions in government to see them through to 2022.
The team praised the government for firing all DP Ruto’s lieutenants and assured Raila that they will finish Ruto by cutting his roots from the South Rift region.
The cunning ODM leader took advantage of the circulating rumours Ruto was denied a chance to eulogize with his late successor. He wants to arrest his psychology.
The three were promised of regular funding to enable the regroup all Rift rebels in support to take part in supporting the plebiscite.
Raila told them that DP Ruto’s government will not have spaces for them promising that should the realignment of government through referendum go through, Ruto would be Rift Governor, Cheruiyot Interior PS while Bett would secure a lucrative parastatal interconnected with the National Treasury.