By Comrade Alberto Nyakundi Amenya
â€œThe anger of the penis does not destroy the Vaginaâ€ These are just but the wise words once chronicled by my great forefathers in Gusiiland. In light of that, William Samoei Arap Ruto is currently the worldâ€™s loneliest political orphan looking for a home to roost. He is the bitterest man in town. Like rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur once sang, Ruto is against the world and all eyes are on him. After playing porker with the Kalenjin votes, the hustler has turned out to be the enemy of his own people.
For those who care to jog their memories, when I wrote here that William is a wasted political sperm, political pundits and laymen heaved shockingly derogatory, classist, and body-shaming comments at me and I was forced to recede from my statement and apologize. Thank God, my so called doomsaying has come to pass and Kenyans from all walks of life owe me a great debt of gratefulness, accompanied by a torrent of apologies.
Peradventure, Samoeiâ€™s misfortunes are as a result of his greediness. When he pocketed that â€˜littleâ€™ token of Ksh8b from Mama Ngina Kenyatta in exchange of the Kalenjin vote, he was alone. Interestingly, by agreeing to Mama Nginaâ€™s terms and conditions, the DP forgot that he was successfully emasculating his own political career. At the same time, he hoodwinked the sophisticated people of the Kalenjin community and kept them in grim darkness. They thought they had a valid deal. They gave Ruto just as much as they received back.
When I see Ruto doing what he does best â€“ accusing others of being corrupt â€“ I marvel at where he finds the gusto and blast of energy to throw a stone, given that his own political career is at its irreversible twilight. The only beautification Ruto has is the monumental allegations of corruption encircling him. Remarkably, even his political tutees have turned against him; talk of his former attack-dogs former Cheranganyi MP Joshua Kutuny and Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto.
Sadly, Ruto is a victim of his own mischief and desperation. Yet, the negative fallouts now spreading across URP imply that the DP might not bear the brunt alone. Ruto was the face of URP, a party that has outlived its usefulness, existing only to share the political partyâ€™s funds, live the life and consolidate positions for insiders. Nevertheless, the wreckage of the party is not falling on Rutoâ€™s head alone.
Heartrending but crucial to know, with a few exceptions, URP Counties are among the worst governed so far, lagging in basic infrastructure, health and social services. Ruto may say it is not entirely URPâ€™s fault. That is why he has architectured the formation of JAP so that he is perceived as a powerless member.
Bottom line, â€œWhere will Billy go after he prematurely leaves the deputy presidency?â€ I guess he will go back to classroom, not as a student, but as a tutor to avail upcoming generations of his wonderment experience in dirty politics â€“ the politics of careless ululating and occupying all empty spaces belonging to the public. I look forward with earnest desire to see the path Mr. â€˜Singhâ€™ resolves to tread after his stint on the second most exalted seat in the country.
It is unfortunate that Williamâ€™s accomplices will gradually turn their backs against him. Instead of helping him write and fine tune his record of stewardship, they are all likely to disappear in thin air except for a few apparachtrics like Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, the arrowhead of the hate campaign against CORD. Most of his partners in crime will sooner or later fail to pick his calls, nor return them. The first thing to forget is his birthday. They will not forget to send him the usual well wishes as they used to. Such is the way of human beings.
Nonetheless, on my part as a political Samaritan, I did my utmost to warn Mr. Billy of the likelihood of being used and dumped by the Mt. Kenya Mafia, should he fail to assert himself and be brave man he was trained to be by his political father former President Daniel Arap Moi. Instead of taking a leap of heed to my freely proffered piece of advice, some of his advisors who needed help themselves told him to scoff at me.
As if that was not enough, he and his overzealous aides made sure that I was put under severe security surveillance. It is tear-jerking that the reward I got for advising my brother and deputy president to potential landmines on his political career were intimidations, harassments, and threats. But luckily, I was strong to stay undaunted.
Long story short, all indications show that President Kenyattaâ€™s running mate in 2017 is either Musalia Mudavadi or Gideon Moi. I still maintain that if the deputy President had for once taken my advice, perchance he would not be in an impending state of quagmire ahead of him. In reference to the above wise quote, no matter what he does, no matter where he goes, no matter how many liters of tears he sheds, he cannot redeem himself any sooner unless he joins CORD and humbles himself.
The author is the incoming MP, Kitutu Chache North Constituency