That URP is more ‘national’ in outlook than TNA in the Jubilee Alliance is without doubt, for Deputy President William Ruto succeeded in making inroads in Meru region, North Eastern and the Coast.
Now there is a crackdown of URP’s somali core. TNA is leading it. Already, a disastrious political fallout has been nibbed, thanks to yo-yo man Aden Duale who has since stopped fighting for ‘his people’. When it lasted, URP mandarins managed to paint the current violent anti-somali operations as driven by TNA.
But will this absolve the Deputy President William Ruto from failing to ‘stop’ TNA in meddling with ‘URP people’?
Let’s face it. Without the Somali vote, including the thousands ‘added’ to Jubilee by deliberate incompetence of IEBC’s top Somali, Â Isaak Hassan, the Jubilee Alliance would be a two-tribe opposition.
So be it.
Somalis are jittery. Ruto has failed to protect them. The ‘somali question’, if at all such a question exists, as recently put forth by Star Columnist Nginjiri Wambugu, is currently being being given a ‘Kikuyu answer’.
Can Ruto protect Somalis? His base is jittery. Nothing has shown so far. In some quarters, Bill being rumoured to be the Â weakest no. 2 since independence!
The opposition has maintained a spirited defence of the Somali, at least, with CORD leader Raila Odinga publicly lambasting the government on Al jazeera, a powerful Arab world television network.
Former speaker Farah Maalim and Migori’s Junnet Mohamed have also come out strongly, so has Senator Hassan Omar and governor Ali Hassan Joho.
But it is Ruto, seen as the biggest beneficiary of the Somali community last year’s disenchantment with ODM which saw huge sections of North Eastern vote the horn party who may have the last political