By Onyinkwa Onyakundi
Before you ask who will be Ruto’s challenger in 2022, you’d do well to ask who will be his running mate. From Western, he had banked on Wetangula. Weta ditched him. From Gusii, he had dangled Matiang’i. Matiang’i is now the ‘Nyaunyo’ whipping his thieving butt. From the Ameru, Kindiki Kithure was the chosen one. Kindiki don’t want nothing to do with him no more. From North Eastern, Duale was the guy. His most vocal ‘vuvuzela’ is walking away. As well as practically everyone else he was counting on to run with including ex-Governor Kabogo.
Everyone including Anne Mumbi Waiganjo. And her’s is the most telling tale of all. When he paraded her as his potential running mate at a time when his relationship with Uhuru had gone frosty, i was left bemused by his naivety and the misplaced excitement in his base here on Facebook. Unless served to him by Uhuru himself, any offer or acceptance from Waiguhuru to pair up with him in his 2022 bid was never going to be anything but deception. Kalongo! When i tried to point that out on a discussion here, i was told Waiguhuru and Ruto had been brought together by fate and had a common enemy in the ‘Mganga Lord of Poverty’.
I insisted time would tell a different story, and true to my prediction, the bromance between the two didn’t take long. However, his unrealistic supporters kept their heads buried firmly inside the heap of blind faith that he has collected around their brains and insisted that a Ruto Waiguhuru ticket was on course. That however was only until she had her wedding and sent invitations to the ‘Enigma’,’ his running mate Kalonzo and Uhuru, but did not send any to the ‘Chief Priest’. And to rub it in, she took pictures sandwiched between ‘the Enigma’ and Uhuru and shared tens of them on social media.
And yesterday, Mumbi hammered tha last nail on the Chief Priest’s hopes of ever having a running mate from the house of Mumbi when she declared her undying love and support for ‘the Enigma’, and announced that the Mountain is ready for an ‘Enigmatic Presidency’. She revealed what the handshake had done in softening the ground on the slopes of Mount Kenya from the hardened hearts that ‘the Chief Priest’s’ toxic forked tongue had created through the lies and propaganda that he had spewed there for years.
It is at that point that i realised how unfair all those false and unfounded accusations against Mumbi in regard to the NYS were. And on that note, i wish to convey my heartfelt apologies to her for all the accusations and insults i aimed at her now that i realise that she is ‘Mweupe kama Pamba’!