Ruto will beat Raila, but OKA stands better chance – Farah Maalim
Former Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim has said Deputy President William Ruto would beat Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga if elections were held today.
"In the likely event that the presidential contest will be between Raila and Ruto, Ruto will win hands down," Maalim said when he appeared on TV47 on Monday morning.
Maalim, however, castigated Ruto for 'fueling class war'.
"Ruto wants to take advantage of an economic class and create a revolution and that is dangerous. OKA (One Kenya Alliance) is the only hope we have," he added.
Maalim also credited Ruto for being generous.
"People say he is corrupt, but even if he is corrupt he is extremely generous person and that works well for him," Maalim said.
He also said Ruto is courageous man and talks to the heart of the people.
"He knows how to put his message together. Deceitful as it may, but you cannot ignore it," he stated.