A top political ally of Deputy President William Ruto has said the DP is ‘buying time Â and making money’ ahead of the 2017 elections.
The politician, who has been with Ruto since his entry into politics over a decade ago, revealed to this writerÂ that his boss is not ‘a fool’ to be comfortable in the Jubilee Alliance even as all evidence show his fixers at The Hague were procured by the PNU side, some of whom are currently high-ranking officials in Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.
“It is not that he doesn’t hear people talk. It is not that he doesn’t understand. Ruto is buying his time and making money. He will be his own man at the right time,” said the politician.
“It is very clear in his mind who took him to The Hague and who didn’t,” added the politician.
The statement by this aide, who wished to remain anonymous, comes days after ICC judges cast doubts on the evidence of a female witness p-0613 who claimed that the Deputy President, then a senior member of the opposition ODM, had planned the violence which rocked the country in 2007/08.
The witness also implicated another top aide in the office of the DP, a Mr. Farouk Kibet.
During the week, Ruto’s laywerÂ Shyamala Alagendra also questioned the witness whether she was aware that Nancy Gitau and Mutea Iringo participated in witness procurement on the Ruto case.
Gitau is President Uhurus top political advisor. She worked for PNU under the same capacity after over 17 years working with America’s donor agency USAid. Â Mutea Iringo is the principal secretary in the ministry of interior.
‘It is now clear Ruto can only be president with support of Nyanza and Western and that he can only get through Raila Odinga’ concluded the politician.
It is also reported elsewhere that Ruto was shocked by the Mpeketoni killings, from the intelligence brief he got the DP was convinced that Police could have done more or even averted the tragedy.
Ruto is a known workaholic and was overhead recently lamenting the laziness of top Jubilee government officials ‘Deputy misses working with Arap Mibei, they worked together like bees in 2007. He likes people who work had not just zombing around’ added the politicians.
Well, lets wait and see how things unfold as Ruto seem to be tired of the ineptitude in the regime he serves as number two!