It can be confirmed that DP Ruto has given up on Uhuru Kenyatta support come 2022 and is on an all out war with his boss. He is digging in for a major fight against the system which he believes has erected road blocks on his 2022 march to Statehouse.
The DP’s claim that his office was not involved in any military procurement because “there is only one commander-in-chief and that there is no deputy commander-in-chief.” was aimed directly at President Uhuru. Ruto is bluntly saying that the person who could have been aware of the deal was the commander-in-chief himself who is the President (Uhuru).
Pundits have pointed out that DP utterances at the late Kenei’s burial in Chemasis village in Rongai, Nakuru county, exposed him as a bitter man in a total with with President Uhuru.
Respected political analyst Prof Herman Manyora noted that from Ruto outbusrts it was clear that “there is no love lost between the President and his deputy and that when Uhuru says he has no business with Ruto in 2022, he actually means it.”
“When he (Ruto) is talking that there is no deputy commander-in-chief, he means to say that ‘why are you coming to me when there are bigger people involved.’ Ruto is just telling the DCI to go to the right person who is bigger than him and who is the President,” Manyora said.
Prof Manyora said the DP is in an all-out political war against Uhuru (THE SYSTEM) and will no longer employ “shadow-boxing but rather face the President directly.”
Ruto claims that there is a system of perceived brokers and bureaucrats controlling state power although not elected that is determined to block his match to Statehouse.That is a direct attack on Uhuru since THE SYSTEM IS UHURU AND UHURU IS THE SYSTEM.
“If there is a system that the DP doesn’t control, then it is the system controlled by the President,” Manyora said.
On Sunday, Ruto heightened the battle with Uhuru when he claimed that his allies were being harassed and threatened with arrest and prosecution for supporting the Tanga Tanga wing of Jubilee coalition.
“I want to ask those officers we have employed and power brokers who are pretending to be big people to stop intimidating governors, MPs and MCAs,” he said at a church service in Buuri constituency, Meru county.
The DP claimed the system had resorted to using the criminal justice system to flustrate him politically. The remarks appear to be at cross-purposes with Uhuru’s anti-graft war.
Ruto went on to assert that he is the deputy president who was elected by the people and that “I have no apologies to make to anybody.”
The statement is a direct attack on Uhuru who has remained tight-lipped even as Ruto fights links of his office’s involvement in the fake arms deal.
The DP’s allies believe he is unfairly being targeted yet he was instrumental in the formation of the Jubilee government.
“If it were not for Ruto, Uhuru Kenyatta would not have been the President in Kenya. That I can state without fear of contradiction,” Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria said on Sunday.
ODM’s National Treasurer Timothy Bosire said the DP’s reactions over Kenei’s death exposed him as a man who lacks the capacity to hold the centre in times of crisis.
“He (Ruto) has panicked. He is causing fear. He has emotions and is threatening and challenging. He has not demonstrated he can handle a crisis. Leaders don’t break down that way,” Bosire, a former Kitutu Masaba MP said.
Additional analysis James Mbaka of the Star