By Moses Kandie
William Ruto is alleged to be fasting for a quick exit of Daniel Arap Moi out of the political scene through clear circumstances and natural causes. Ruto’s growing paranoia is premised on the fact that the elder Moi has never handed him the leadership mantle of the Kalenjin and does not even want to meet him.
Ruto feels he is not complete without Moi’s blessings especially now that the Kalenjin are quietly questioning whether Ruto will ascend to the presidency without being annointed by Moi. After numerous blunders and seemingly failing health (Ruto growing thinner , and unhappy and losing temper and crying in public) Kales are now murmuring whether it is not a curse.
A story is told that after the Ravine Declaration of 2006 where Ruto declared his candidature for presidency he and his entourage drove to Moi ‘ s Kabarak home to seek blessings. It is alleged that Moi didn’t open the gate for them for he knew Ruto is devious and is not fit for presidency. Todate Moi has never changed his mind. Moi stuck with Uhuru even when it was clear Raila will win the 2013 general election. This is why the DP has no kind prayers for the senior Moi. And Moi knows him too well to entrust the care of his beloved Kalenjins and a nation he lead for 24 years!