Deputy President William Ruto has sensationally claimed Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto and President Moi’s son, Gideon, also Baringo Senator, are secretly praying he be locked up at the International Criminal Court at the Hague.
The DP who has been awoken by the surprise rise of both Rutto and the younger Moi claim the two wants to inherit the Kalenjin vote in case he is convicted by the ICC.
Speaking at Sururu, Njoro Constituency in Nakuru County, the DP claimed that intensified political activities in parts of Central Rift led by the Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto revolve around the criminal case he is facing alongside radio journalist Joshua Sang.
Sources claim the DP became emotional about the issue and went as further as invoking Kalenjin cultural norms which he said warn against wishing ‘bad things’ to happen to a brother.
“I have tried with a lot of difficulty to understand why the likes of Isaac Ruto are fighting me. If you see them, inform them to continue digging the grave for Ruto but remind them not to dig deep because they might find themselves inside the same,” he said.
Ruto dismissed attempts by the two leaders and their surrogates to create another centre of power, saying the Kalenjin community already have ‘leadership at hand’.
He said the Kalenjin nation already has leadership at hand and therefore could not see the reason for a section of the Rift Valley leaders to champion for alternative leadership.
“Some people who are used to political greed and endless leadership wrangles could not believe that we could work so well with the President and that is what this noise you hear is all about, the relationship we have with Uhuru compared with that of Kibaki and Raila is like day and night,” he added.
Last week, Governor Rutto and Senator Moi sent shock-waves in the Rift Valley when they held an 8-hr closed door meeting at the Mara Hotel. The two were joined by Kericho Governor Prof Paul Chepkwony and Maa Senator Stephen Ole Ntutu.
Ruto also directly lashed at Gideon Moi for attempting to revive KANU, calling the Independence Party a ‘spent tool’.
“This party initially belonged to Uhuru’s father before former President Moi took over, then the current President who has abandoned it. This is a spent tool that can no longer appeal to the people of Kenya although they claim its fresh,” said Ruto.