By S Bundotich
My poor analysis about kalenjin politics; the reshuffle had an eye in 2017 politics and mainly intended to cut off assumed emerging threat from Isaac ruto and Gideon moi.
DP Ruto sacked Felix kosgey(nandi) and replaced with Willy Bett(nandi). He sacked Davis chirchir(kipsigis) and replaced him with Senator Charles Keter(kipsigis). CS Henry Rotich(keiyo) retained his docket while Flower girl Pyhillis Kandie (Tugen) and a close confidant of the Moi family lost the key department in her ministry to appease coast block.
Further DP Ruto nominated a huge number of kalenjins as Principal secretaries. Meanwhile expect Kericho senate seat to go to either Hon Frankline Bett or Magerer Langat.
It is obvious Hon Gideon Moi wanted to use the populous Kipsigis as his launch pad for key position in 2022. That now seems a huge setback. And offcourse Hon Joyce Laboso and Hon Julius Kones are wedging relentless battle in Bomet County.
Now, with Kipsigis and Nandi happy, there is little choice for the remaining siblings as the influence will be overwhelming. Yes Uhuru has every intent to once again use Rift Valley as his launch pad for re-election and with Maasai being strongly wooed this time. The other target is coast.