Anyone who follows what I write and what I have said about David Murathe, and in particular what he told me about Raila just before 2007 elections will know why what Murathe said about Matiang’i, which you can read more as reported by the media in Murathe Says Matiang’i Fit For President.
I have also said here and elsewhere except my column where I don’t write about Matiang’i for reasons I know that there’s a camp within the system that prefers to have Matiang’i/Gideon as successor to Uhuru and Ruto, respectively.
There’s, of course, the more definitive and able one-to decide-and-do over everyone wing of the system that prefers Baba/Gideon with UK as all powerful PM, or some other less powerful PM.
Which one of the two wings will prevail is anyone’s guess.
Odds are the latter will prevail unless BBI goes south, which is highly unlikely in which case they’ll abandon their lukewarm support of Raila and adopt the former’s position and if they do, there’s an element of that strategy I and the few who know, know that would make it advisable for Matiang’i to decline the offer when offered.
One thing that’s for certain and you can deduce from the above is Ruto won’t see the inside of State House as president come 2022 so say BOTH wings of the system and that you can stagger to the closest bank and cash if you don’t believe.