By Moses Kandie
New information in public domain reveals the schemes behind the mistreatment of Raila Odinga at the airports around the country.
Itâ€™s obvious that the targets were none other than Raila and his other Principal in CORD, Kalonzo Musyoka.
This is rather an application of double standards when former leaders from the tribes of the principles- Moi and Kibaki get accorded preferential VVIP treatments while Raila is being relegated to a VIP lounge reserved for MPs and other low ranking government officials.
Now we all know that the 2007 elections were bungled in an election that Raila won in a landslide. And thanks to an agreement, Kibaki was accommodated by Raila in a Grand Coalition government, in a magnanimous gesture that continues to baffle the world todate. And not just that Raila ceded that Kibaki be called The President with him as The PM.
As such post- 2007 Grand Coalition government was a co-presidency, where Raila and Kibaki ruled as co-equal partners. And so itâ€™s rather an application of double standards to treat the winner of the 2007 election differently from the loser Kibaki, who Raila accommodated in a government that he should have led alone.
This paints our nation in bad light to treat a man who has contributed so much to not just the democratization of this country, but also to our economic emancipation.
However what raises questions is why Ruto was copied the circular. Itâ€™s obvious that for the circular restricting Raila from the VIP lounge to be circulated must have been discussed high above, and Ruto himself must be privy to these developments and probably gave an input.
However this isnâ€™t new, its part of Rutoâ€™s DNA to abhor change agents like Raila Odinga. If you are looking for the purest ideological form of the De jure single party Kanu state, thatâ€™s Ruto.
And itâ€™s hypocritical that he has been pestering Raila with phone calls days on end, just to try to â€œflatterâ€ him that he is a nice man, then going ahead and telling the media that he talks to Raila on phone a lot. Since when did just regular phone conversations become a matter of public posturing if you have donâ€™t have ill motives?
And the reason is simple. The gateway to the masses is a dalliance with Raila. That explains why Uhuruâ€™s first task was to work so hard to get a photo-op with Odinga at Statehouse, so as to derive some level of PR. And Ruto actually wanted this so bad.
But now Raila supporters are warned, we can now reveal that Ruto and Uhuru are behind Railaâ€™s airport woes. Ruto knows that Railaâ€™s continued relevance is his greatest threat to ascendancy to power. He has the greatest motive to make Raila irrelevant so he can inherit his political map. But he is fighting a losing battle, because he is just being used.
He is clueless to know that they are trying to procure his services to humiliate their core enemy. By the time they get their way, Ruto would be finished. Like toilet paper- Mudavadi style, Ruto would be irrelevant. Already they leaked his jet scandal. And now they leaked to us how Ruto was privy to the plot to humiliate Raila at the airport since May 9, the date the circular was written. He had 30 days to rethink his evil plot.
Uhuru, Ruto and their groupies in government have come to learn that Railaâ€™s power resides among the masses who have kept him in opinion poll lead for 10 yrs consecutively. And they are mad that his standing continues to shine.
This is what these suspects want: they want Raila to pander to their whims. They are incensed that Raila refused to be what Makau Mutua called â€œUhuruâ€™s errand boyâ€. They are surprised that NSIS internal polls show that his political constituency is not only intact, but continues to grow to a point that if elections were called today, Railaâ€™s political map is even larger than in 2013.
His international profile continues to shine brighter, with invitations flowing right, left and center, with numerous offers to give to deliver speeches to major think-tanks around the world including Washington DC and London, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia. This man is â€œunfinishableâ€ if at all there is a word like that. He has had to turn down numerous opportunities. The world id dying for his talents, as his own countryâ€™s dictators â€œbay for his blood.â€
UhuRutoâ€™s legitimacy continues to tank locally and internationally as new evidence continues to emerge about what transpired between March 4th and Supreme Court ruling.
The Uhuruto government is frustrated that the public and the media continues to mill around Raila wherever he goes, and they know that he has more time on his hands to re-organize the opposition.
Railaâ€™s larger than life personality and magic will continue to endure whether he uses the VVIP lounge, or he exits through the public section. The media and the people will follow him wherever he goes. In fact it is these types of circulars that his enigma feeds on.
Uhuru and Ruto seem to have learned that â€œRaila is a man with whom you are doomed if you fight and also damned if you donâ€™t fightâ€.Â Itâ€™s true, going by the PR gimmicks by the deeply accented Government spokesman, this is a government at pains to appear nice, but yet inherently evil.
So the contents of the letters Kimemia authored were read by Ruto and Uhuru in early May, and yet they didnâ€™t do nothing. They knew and probably ordered Raila be blocked from the VIP lounge, but they had a month to rethink, and probably develop remorse.
Their actions are premeditated, deliberate and clandestinely executed by their errand boys, through intimidating the airport staff with threats of sacking.