Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has urged Deputy President William Ruto not to make up with President Uhuru Kenyatta since it would be disastrous for his campaign. Speaking during an interview on Friday, October 9, Ahmednasir argued that the feud had made Ruto more popular among the masses. “The biggest worry Ruto has is for Uhuru to make up with him because the moment William Ruto comes back to Jubilee, he will be very unpopular and people will leave him. “The Kenyan masses have now taken up Ruto because they see him as an underdog, a guy who is not in government and can’t blame him for the mistakes and misdeeds of the government,” he explained. Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi during a past interview with Jeff KoinangeFile The lawyer added that since ODM leader Raila Odinga seemed to have joined the government, he would suffer the burden of incumbency. Opposition leaders in Kenya are massively popular since they appear to be fighting for citizens’ rights.When governments are elected, they run into hurdles that affect the delivery of services promised during campaigns. Ruto has been touted as the opposition by certain quarters due to his criticism of government ministries such as the Ministry of Interior. Opposition leaders in the country are known to practice populism which is a political style to mobilize voters and gain public sympathy. Populist politicians use the idea of “the people” and often juxtapose this group against “the elite” which Ruto has mastered. In recent public appearances, the deputy president has been presenting himself as a hustler who will liberate Kenyans from what his allies refer to as dynasties. “We are steadily changing the national conversation to focus on empowerment rather than power; jobs creation instead of positions for a few, and shifting from top-down to the bottom-up leadership approach. “This will ensure that lives of ordinary Kenyans are better and every dream is supported and gets a fair opportunity to be realised,” the DP stated during a meeting with Western leaders at Karen, Nairobi on October 6.