After the ugly incident in Bomet where Deputy President William Rutto sat pensively and watched gleefully as his right-hand man Aden Duale tore into the Bomet Governor with the most incendiary comments – touching on the personal family of Isaac Rutto – it was DP Ruto’s turn to show his ‘maturity’ in the first evolving Kenyan politics.
The DP met with the Bomet Governor, who is also the chairman of Council of Governors, at a World Bank Forum in Nairobi’s safari Park Hotel and though they sat at the high table, only separated by National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Mr. Henry Rotich, the two never exchanged any pleasantries.
This is awkward coming only a day after the DP had taken to his twitter account to lambast politicians of fanning intolerance. He had an opportunity to show he is any mature but squandered it. Of course, William Ruto is a hypocrite per excellence.
Let’s just say the rifts in the Rift are getting wider as 2017 approaches and methinks the DP has more to lose than the Bomet Governor. As at now, William Ruto’s core support base is in Central Kenya and pockets of North Rift. Everywhere else is negotiable. But Central has a history of political opportunism that cannot be wished away, for Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka have been where Ruto is currently. Is history repeating itself?