By Gabriel O via Facebook
Uhuru Kenyatta’s political plans are now an open book. Gideon Moi is increasingly finding his voice just when William Ruto’s chips are systematically coming down. Anyone with eyes to see can clearly read the writing on the wall. Even the village rain-maker can no longer intervene. He cannot stop the rain now, just as he would not attempt to start it in the heart of the dry season, without serious danger to his own health. William Ruto is now a marked man, and President Moi is having the last laugh.
The world over, the system has a way of cleaning itself. That is why Mike Sonko must first quit using his head as a graffiti wall if he wants to be President of this country. Fragile states have internal mechanisms, often propped by external puppeteers, to cull off aggressive hotheads from the topmost governance positions.
Kenya is a see-saw nation. Now we’re peaceful, now we’re not. William Ruto is among those mass mobilizers who, if left to their own momentum, can run the status-quo out of town in a flash. We got a foretaste when he teamed up with Raila Odinga in 2007. People who don’t back down from what is rightfully theirs are very difficult to deal with. If you have 10 of them teaming together in 2017 – Ruto, Sonko, Kabogo, Muthama, Namwamba, Ngilu, Keter, Karua – you will see State House getting a nervous breakdown. I can bet my last coin somebody will call for backup. And it wont be those you saw on quad bikes flossing around town on Tuesday 9th April 2013.
William Ruto is the only invincible member of the current government. Uhuru can resign – you can tell he currently isn’t enjoying being the President of this country. William Ruto, that hustler from Sugoi, does not possess the characteristics of a softie, and he has his thumb on the President’s windpipe. For somebody who was cleaned up by Moi and planted in Parliament as he interned for the top seat, President Kenyatta has no clue how to deal with a streets-smart hustler who sold roasted maize by the roadside, rising through the ranks to take down the most powerful Kalenjin figure head since Koitalel Arap Samoei.
Make no mistake. William Ruto is no spent force. People who grew up in deprived conditions have enough in the tank to run celeriac babies out of the town. It explains why pot-bellied aristocrats do not like children of the poor assuming positions of power. When you raid the granary with a battalion of fumigation agents, the rats who will escape your wrath are the ones who haven’t eaten to their fill. ‘Atonga mayot e ma iyombo go koth’, the Luo would say.
Let the newspapers not deceive you. Shaka Zulu used to say that; “strike an enemy once and for all. Let him cease to exist as a tribe or he will live to fly in your throat again.”
Unless the ICC locks up Bill and melts the keys, you haven’t seen anything yet from the most powerful pound-for-pound political heavyweight since Thomas Joseph Mboya.