By Sospeter via Facebook
In this photo, Ruto, (with hat) treated like a bystander. The dude is being ignored by the civil servants who are only interested in Kamwana, or the decision maker if u like, the man with the sword that cuts the meat.
Ruto is just a power-broker, whose intercession can either be accepted or rejected. Just 4 digits 2022, has rendered Ruto irrelevant and submissive. A man on his way to making history as the most loyal VP in Kenya’s history.
My verdict is that Ruto has been defeated by Uhuru, who has effectively rendered Ruto irrelevant. He has been reduced to trying to win Bomet MCAs on his side so he can oust Bomet Gov Isaac Ruto and Kericho Gov Paul Chepkwony.
And where we are now, Ruto will be coerced and arm-twisted to support Uhuru, there will not be pre-election agreements coz they aren’t equals. Uhuru case is no longer at ICC. Ruto has no option, other than support Uhuru, blindly or otherwise. Otherwise he lives in a glass house which can be shattered and flattened by Uhuru’s rapid squad in minutes.
Yet the dude only controls 6 Kalenjin counties, with Kipsigis 2 counties where there is rebellion, becoming ever more likely to rebel. That leaves the DP with only 4 Kalenjin counties, a miserable bargaining position to be in. A shadow of his former self. Raila would lose by mid-day, even with Ruto as running mate. He can allow Ruto support him, but only as ‘BIG” supporter, playing a peripheral role, otherwise he would lose a lot of votes trying to get Ruto’s 4 counties.
With a no-nonsense woman called Bensouda breathing down his neck, and then u throw in the Hague judgment expected later this yr, then u have a politician going under. I think what Uhuru did is that he broke the water in URP pregnancy, and now we have a party going through a miscarriage. All the hopes, aspirations and dreams of the Kalenjin are still born. The Deputy King is naked. Ruto is finished.