By Koech Chemelil
No one doubts the fact that the self-proclaimed Professor of politics Rtd. Hon. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi is on top of the political Chess game in the Kenyan politics and Rift Valley Counties in particular.
Interestingly, former President Moi, a deft political master of politics, has thrown the gauntlet to Deputy President William Samoei Ruto by service the rusty KANU machine and painting it in readiness for battle royal in 2017.
Believe it or not, the cough of the resurgent KANU machine has send shock waves in the restless Rift Counties creating unease in the Ruto camp.
Interestingly, the Moi camp seems to have hired the services of the fierce Bomet Governor and DP Ruto’s nemesis Isaac Ruto in the brutal war for 2017.
DP Ruto’s response has been swift; he has publicly alleged that there is a cabal of political elite in the Rift Counties who are fervently praying that he be convicted by the Gambian ICC iron-lady Madam Bensouda.
Isaac Ruto’s response has been swift and furious; he has accused DP Ruto of arrogantly assuming God’s hallowed role by being privy to their private prayers!
Whichever way you look at it, your guess is as good as mine; DP Ruto is a marked man. You only have to look at the casualties from Moi’s marksmanship to understand DP Ruto’s dilemma. Jaramogi Odinga, Josphat Karanja, the late Saitoti, Raila Odinga et al have all carried bullet shrapnels from Moi’s shotgun.
The writing is on the wall. Moi is determined to bring his son Gideon to the political fray. The man who will help him do that is his political student Uhuru who already owes Moi Senior a heavy political debt.
Moi’s eye has placed the plus on Ruto’s forehead and he will definately not hesitate to pull the tricker when the time is ripe.