By M Otieno
Nobody doubts the fact that Deputy President William Ruto remains probably the most shrewd political operative in our current political landscape, and even the most ambitious having overtaken the now fatigued Raila Odinga.
He emits political fear to both his political foes and allies alike.Being an outsider to the Kenyan known political dynasties and hustler with massive but unknown interests, it was unlikely the “owners of Kenya” were ever going to allow him a smooth ride to absolute State Power.Like Rails before him, DP Ruto has shown unprecedented political energy, with the only difference being one being perceived as pro-people and the other pro-self.
It seems TNA is succeeding in its plans to dump William Ruto and his URP brigade after they shall have put them back into office in 2017.With their “plan A” hopes on the ICC cases almost dashed, TNA’s “plan B” schemes to paint the picture of an irredeemably corrupt,extremely selfish and helplessly arrogant political demagogue out of their 2013-2018 “njamba” is working out pretty well ahead of the 2017 elections.
From where I sit,all I see is a strategy to put the indefatigable Deputy President under siege both politically by sponsoring a political rebellion in his Rift Valley back yard through the Independence party KANU,and socially by ensuring he loses favour with the majority of Kenyans by unraveling the DP’s and his allies’ dirty dealings within this current Government.