By P W
After countless tweets and statements from the late Jacob Juma directly accusing him of being mastermind in a plot to eliminate him, Deputy President William Ruto has finally responded to claims that he is a chef suspect in the murder of businessman the late Jacob Juma.
But instead of exonerating himself from these highly incriminating claims, the DP has to the surprise of many, merely threatened to take legal action against former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo who only claimed that the late Juma had slapped the DP and therefore the vendetta against Juma may have started there. See the red herring?
Because the DP did not attempt to take a lawsuit against Juma while he was alive when he repeatedly made these claims, I dare say the threat to sue Jirongo is diversionary hot air. The DP can review the raw footage from All Saints Cathedral and he will see it is not just Jirongo who named him. Kakamega Senator Bonnie Khalwale named him too.
A fully fledged court battle with Jirongo is likely to open a nasty can of worms and testimony from unknown witnesses. I doubt any right thinking politician harbouring presidential ambitions would risk it all for a five minute speech made in a church. Juma made sure that the plotters of his murder were known. Jacob Juma named names. Jacob Juma shared his fears with close associates.
The Deputy President worked together with Jirongo and may be Juma in their younger days as extremely heartless hatchet men for Rtd dictator Moi and if there were people who understand Ruto; it is Jirongo who was his direct boss and likely initiated him into the murky world of political charlatanism, land grabbing, grand corruption and all manner of con artistry.
As far as Jacob Juma’s cold blooded murder goes, Robert Alai could not have been more forthright. You are going to have to kill us all. This is our county too.
Predictably, as Jubilee is known to do, Jirongo, Wetangula, Khalwale will be approached with all manner of political and economic deals to buy their silence and support. After all the 2017 electoral cycle is around the corner and Jubilee is desperate for a second term. DP Ruto is even more desperate for a 2022 term. Desperate people are dangerous people.