By Rashid Wanjala
A Kalenjin caller to one of the vernacular radio stations once said they need to support Jubilee because “Uhuru ni mtu ya kanywaji”, and so their son would be running the Jubilee government.
Well, thanks to treachery, WSR is now a man atop a hill. Due to Uhuru’s ineffectiveness, Ruto is fast emerging as the de-facto President.
It does appear that Sossion was getting instructions from Ruto because Uhuru offered the same pay raise to KNUT, but Sossion ostensibly rejected it, actually it was Sh17b, yet Ruto offered Sh16, Sh1b less.
Now ladies and gentlemen if you divide this billions amount by the number of teachers it comes down to Sh800 bob per teacher per month. $ 10 a month by whichever currency for those in the diaspora. Cant fuel my fuel guzzler for my one way trip to work, pole walimu.
Sossion sacrificed the suffering, hopes, pains Â and aspirations of an entire teaching force,at the alter of raising the political profile of his Kalenjin tribal leader.
That’s smart politics because it keeps Ruto relevant, but dumb because it runs the danger of breaking power rules like ‘never outshine your master”, which Ruto has become fond of breaking with impunity. He has to be ‘Vice Presidential” if he is to survive inside the Uhuru circles.
David Kiptoo a Facebook pundit captured it clearly in his post
Unlike the Raila- Kibaki Grand Coalition government, which was guaranteed by UN’s Ban Ki Moon himself, UhuRuto’s is just guaranteed by handpicked council of elders.