By Rotich Adams
Few days before the Kuria allegations of Ruto fixing, NIS briefings on RV had been sending shivers down the spines of the presidency.
The rumblings in RV had been that the Kalenjins were in a dilemma whether the Kalenjin would gain for voting Uhuru for a second term.
From cattle dips, to chai mandazi news watching parties, Kalenjins have constantly been questioning themselves how themselves were fixed into supporting a government that hasn’t been improving their lives.
3yrs into the Jubilee government, the Kalenjins are suffering from exorbitant fertilizer prices, to worsening maize prices(Kalenjins in Kitale and Eldoret selling maize at a loss) to low milk prices driven by Brookside predatory pricing. Brookside has been impoverishing Kalenjin farmers buying milk very cheaply, which has made KCC also buy cheaply to remain competitive.
The Kalenjins have also had grievances about how the war on corruption was unfairly targeting their people like Felix Kosgei and so on who had eaten less and even cleared by EACC, while Waiguru who had eaten more than 800 million was being treated special, sometimes, according to State House insiders, spending nights at the guest-wing of State House.
And so, Ruto, cognizant of these mumbling on the ground, and fully away that the ground in Kalenjin land was slowly but steadily shifting, well briefed on the consequences of not doing something about it, and scared of Raila’s growing popularity among Kenyans, told Uhuru what the ground in RV was feeling, and also expressed his fears that the Kalenjin actually had been poisoned by Alfred Keter that the Mt. Kenya mafia fixed Ruto. (Ruto knows Jubilee lost the 2013 elections, he knows, as an insider).
Sensing danger, and fully aware of Raila’s growing popularity among Kenyans, Uhuru had to think very fast. However being very busy, Uhuru asked Ruto to talk to Moses Kuria, as he would be heading to the US for the NY UNGA summit. According to statehouse insiders that we wont name due to promise of anonymity, Uhuru told Ruto, “si unajua ukiongea na Kuria ni kama umeniongelesha”. This is how a meeting with Kuria was arranged.
At this point, Uhuru briefed Kuria on the need to deal with the fixing allegations, and that he was worried that certain issues that Ruto was raising was going to foment rebellion towards Jubilee in the RV region. Uhuru, the political Science major knows that so long as the Kalenjins believed that Uhuru men fixed Ruto, then they were going to pressure Ruto in a bottom up fashion, to abandon Jubilee, and embrace Arap Mibei.
It is at this point that Ruto summoned Kuria to his office, and it was easy as Uhuru had already briefed Kuria in his native mother tongue(very crucial) on the guidelines of his expectations and deliverables(Kuria is very trusted by Uhuru, and handles Uhuru’s most sensitive and dirty assignments). Kuria went with his “fat kids”, and Ruto went with his confidante smart daughter(who he carries everywhere because the son got an E, and is very dumb).
It was at this meeting at Shell and BP house that Kuria suggested to volunteer himself as the fixer, and then implicate Karua, Raila and Nyong’o. Kuria being in the list would sound believable as he was from Mt. Kenya, and then tying Karua, Nyong’o and Raila would be easy to believe because there was already a letter reportedly written by Nyong’o to the UN Security Council refusing the deferral request.
Karua was a good pick, as she was a Kikuyu and insider within the PNU government and was the sitting Justice Minister when the Ruto fixing was done. Thats an excellent pick because she caucuses with CORD, and that it would send a message that Raila and Karua, wametoka mbali. Kuria’s main directive from Uhuru was to mess with Ruto’s mind as much as possible. He knows that Ruto hates Karua with a passion. Ruto easily accepted the list. Ruto’s request for the incorporation of other Mt Kenya names from Jubilee whose names appeared in exhibits like Nacy Gitau were overruled by Kuria, saying that he was the only one who could control the narrative and remain consistent, without any contradiction.
Don’t forget, my dear Kenyans that the overall objective is to keep the Kalenjins within Jubilee, while also making them hate Raila as the man who fixed Ruto. Uhuru/Kuria’s objective in all these is to once and for all kill the narrative that Kikuyu politicians fixed Ruto, and to direct the heat on Raila, who was the ultimate target. Karua and Nyong’o were collateral damage. The message intended in all these schemes, is to implore on the Kalenjins to think twice about joining the “greater devil”. That both Kikuyus and Luos were involved, but that Raila was in a bigger way. And that Uhuru was the lesser of the 2 evils.
Kuria and other Kikuyu think-tanks like Mutahi Ngunyi and Peter Kagwanja who were consulted in this, in their evil plans knew that the evidence exhibits presented to ICC had Kikuyu names like Mutea Iring’o, Uhuru’s political advisor and confidante Nancy Gitau, ex-NIS Chief Gen. Michael Gichangi. And so the Kikuyu angle had to be retained in the ensuing theory. And whether there were Kikuyu names was irrelevant and indisputable fact since the Kalenjins dont trust Kikuyus anyway, but putting Raila name in the mix would reveal trust, and betrayal. Which explains why Kuria recently cited the hanging of Ochuka as part of Raila’s streak of betrayals.