National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale has said that he is ready to hang his political boots once Deputy President Dr William Ruto ascends to power in 2022.
Duale hinted at retiring from the politics while appearing in an interview with Citizen TV on Tuesday night.
The Garissa Township MP affirmed that he is fully behind the Presidency of the second in command. He insisted that Ruto, who is considered as one of the front runners in the race for power, has what it takes to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Duale also dismissed claims that he is likely to abandon Ruto before his dreams become a reality.
“I have said in the past, if William Ruto becomes President, I will retire from politics. I can even serve as a clerk in State House, he said.
The lawmaker also said that the 2022 Presidential race will be a contest between Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
On the referendum, Duale said he is fully behind it but asked for inclusivity of all Kenyans. He reiterated that he will not be part of a referendum that intends to sideline some regions.
Aden Duale: I want a referendum to happen before 2022 based on the 'Handshake'- that is the element of inclusivity, and reduction of divisive politics that take us to post-election violence after every 5 years #NewsNight@HusseinMohamedg pic.twitter.com/1EtPKmkgJb— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) August 13, 2019