Deputy President William Ruto Thursday's interview with Citizen TV has elicited mixed reactions from his allies, political critics, experts and Kenyans at large.
Renowned political expert Herman Manyora alleged that Ruto's speech and posture during the interview indicated an aspiring presidential candidate who had lost his confidence in clinching to power.
He added that the 'current' Ruto is not what his followers thought he was in regards to previous political rallies, where his confidence was beyond the bar, and who Kenyans banked on him to impose a tough presidential race come next year.
Manyora stated that since independence, the country has witnessed only two political leaders who are marathoners, adding that they will always go an extra mile to get what they want.
"The only living politician many Kenyans admire remaining on the track is the Former Prime Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who has been running the marathon since 1997, 2002, the 2005 referendum, 2007, 2013, 2017 and in 2018 when he was up with the swearing in and he is now dancing the BBI reggae..."
Manyora added that Raila comes after the second President Daniel Arap Moi who never got tired in his political ambitions even after ruling for 24 years.