Last week did the political scene witness the thawing of relations between year-long chief DP Ruto critic Isaac Rutto – and Ruto himself.
However, according to a blog reporting exclusively Kipsigis politics, the Bomet governor may have been a victim of his discretions. He appears to have sacked several influential people who may have been willingly recieved by the scheming DP.
Followers of Bomet County Governor now claim that Deputy Governor Mr. Stephen Mutai turned down ambassadorial position from the DP.
DG loyalty to HE Isaac Rutto is commendable but all he didnâ€™t know, according to our source privy to top mantle of Bomet governance, is that
In January 2013 when Stephen Mutai was busy looking for his school certificates from India to be certified for nomination purposes â€“ Isaac Rutto was busy begging Mr. Ernest Cheruiyot (an accountant who had just returned from a 11 year stay in Chicago, USA) to be his running mate. Talk of being stabbed in the back!!!
If it were not for Mr. Ernest Cheruiyot who, out of respect for the aforesaid DG, said no to Isaac Rutto and asked Rutto to retain Stephen Mutai as his running mate â€“ Stephen Mutai would not currently be the Deputy Governor, thank God for Ernest.
The Deputy Governor is believed to be on cross-roads, between accepting DPâ€™s offer to work in his office or retaining the DG position. Our source says, Mutai has one or two incomplete contracts given to him by Governor Isaac Rutto, could this be the reason holding him?
Our source also inform has that DG with a team of his friends also have some contracts from the national Government. Talk of eating from both sides. Otherwise the source says, the Deputy Governor is treated like a house girl, with no option.
Insider information reveals to us that Augustine Cheruiyot, the immediate former CEC for Agriculture CGoB could not stand taking orders from the over-powered Chief Finance Officer Ms. Rose Kositany (Rose is alleged to be the Governors Mistress) and other junior officers, prompting to his quitting.
Another top officer who has since quit is Mr. Chelule who was the minister for Sports. The Official version of what we are told is that he did not like the pay for a minister and that he could earn more in the university. How did Chelule quit the university not knowing roughly how much he was going to get paid? The truth is that Chelule could not stand the bullying nature of Governor Isaac Rutto. Ministers in Bomet do not run their dockets, Isaac Rutto runs all dockets-says the source.
Mr. Kilelson Who knows what happened to this bright young man? Kilelson at one time acted as Chief of Staff for Isaac Rutto. He made a pass at a certain powerful lady and he was shown the door the next day.
Pacamu was one of the top campaigner and financer of Governor Isaac Rutto, he is known almost across the county for his involvement in rigging the URP primaries. He engineered the rigging of gubernatorial and Senatorial nominations, in Sotik and Konoin constituencies.
Previously, Pacamu had been promised CEC Finance docket, but after his efforts, governor Isaac chose to reward his friends and relatives. the most hard working campaigner of Isaac Rutto, Pacamu, was later appointed Water Director and fired under unclear circumstances. Pacamu was later sympathetically absorbed in the office of the Deputy President, after he lost almost at the same time his wife and job.
Another heavyweight chief Campaigner and financer of Isaac Ruttoâ€™s campaign, Mr. Ernest Cheruiyot (an accountant who had just returned from a 11 year stay in Chicago, USA where he headed two NGOs and was a Director in the KPMG Chicago office, currently at KPMG East Africa). He had good plans for the county.
He secured investment opportunities in tea markets in the USA. We learnt on Sunday, in a Kipsigis facebook group, that on Isaac winning the elections Ernest left when he realized that Isaac was only interested in:
(a) enriching himself with county money
(b) forming a Kipsigis party
(c) bringing down William Samoei Ruto.
Ernest Cheruiyot is currently Director at Chelsa Academy and Patron of Silibwet FC.
KIMUTAI MARITIM â€“ WHY DID HE QUIT? Shown the door in unclear circumstances. According to the admin (Arap Sayafrica) of the aforesaid facebook group, his mistake was to board DPâ€™s chopper, in one function in Sotik Constituency.
Parting shots from our source: â€Isaac Ruttoâ€™s desire was for these fellows and their families to suffer upon being sacked from their jobs, this has portrayed Isaac Rutto has someone who wants to be paid homage like God. We thank WSR, for employing them and making them regain their dignity and livelihood. Long live WSRâ€