By Joshua kutuny
I hope the new team will change tack, but unfortunately most are still driven by bitterness. If people driven by discontent advise you, they will also want to settle scores.
That is not a team that will help him, it’s a team that will destroy him — more so because Kivutha Kibwana today has decided to go head-to- head with Kalonzo Musyoka. That
means he is not going to be viewed as a political strategist coming to add support, but as an enemy who wants to fight Kalonzo.
You see Kalonzo has already changed tactic and now is trying to win sympathy for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Uhuru supporters by saying he’s willing to sacrifice for Uhuru.
Hassan Omar has always had enmity with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho. Thus, I don’t see
these people in terms of strategic assets; I see them simply as regional campaigners.
They might eventually be driven more by bitterness and this might cost Ruto. If I were the Deputy President, I would go back and analyse where the rain started beating me.
Where are the people who worked so hard to help Ruto at the ICC? Where are the people who established URP? Where are the people who helped when the government was being negotiated?
These characters coming as Ruto’s advisers will make it difficult for him.The presidency is DP Ruto’s to lose because being so close to the presidency and being deputy was almost an automatic ticket to State House.
However, the DP’s strengths have turned out to be weaknesses because being aggressive while in government tends to attract more enemies than friends.
One big mistake was failing to change tack immediately when Uhuru was sworn in and present an
image of a presidential candidate. He should know politics is dynamic and the friends you have today will not necessarily be your friends tomorrow.
The people around Ruto have been using the wrong strategy and they have made Ruto strain a lot. I see two problems — lack of maturity trying to pushing the DP to rely on only one strategy, like dissolving party. Ruto was badly misadvised was to dissolve URP and TNA.
Hon Joshua Kutuny is The MP for Cherangany