I might not be many things but I believe I am a good student of politics. The other day I had an argument with a friend….he believes Ruto has been cornered and isn’t wanted by the establishments. That the dynasties will block his presidency….that’s a lame duck political statement I hear every day. No different from the giant stories we grew up with….
Even if the dynasties don’t like Ruto, there’s totally nothing they can do about it. Who will flash the dynasty ticket?
We are not in the 60s where you could swear in a president at night. The last time Kibaki tried that, we almost became Somalia. Nobody will try that again!
There’s one thing that strikingly comes out about Uhuru….he is civilized. It takes an uncivilized person to stick to power in the 21st century. Uhuru is an ICC survivor with the first-hand experience on what political irresponsibility can do to a nation. Trust me he doesn’t want a second stint at the Hague.
Uhuru Kenyatta is being watched by everybody including the international community. He has a name and a legacy to protect. He would never want to be the first president in Kenya’s history to get stuck in the office.
To be a PM he has to run for Gatundu MP against Moses Kuria….you need to be foolish to actually imagine Uhuru will go through all the trouble to be Prime Minister without a portfolio under a powerful Raila presidency. After 2022, Uhuru can’t even resurface as a cattle dip chairman in Ichaweri.
There’s a basic rule of thumb in both military and politics. The rule is; never trust an oppressed and a bitter man with a sword. Their resentment clouds their judgment; revenge overtakes objectivity. If the dynasties are to choose between Raila and Ruto, they would pick Ruto without flinching. Raila is seen to harbor a lot of historical resentment to be trusted with power and interests. If he was to become president, he would have been ages ago.
Raila is power-thirsty. Allies find him untrustworthy. A man who is out to have it all for himself. Since 2013, he’s been lying to his allies about stepping down. In 2007, he dropped Ruto in the shredder after becoming a PM to save his political ass. It would be almost impossible for him to build alliances outside ODM.
Musalia is a lazy politician. Apart from drinking whiskey shirtless at Pots and Pans in Riverside and shouting NASA HAO in NASA rallies, there’s nothing to write home about him. After repeated betrayal by Raila, he can’t accept to run under him and vice versa.
Gideon without Moi is like an empty pizza box….beautifully tempting but light and empty. He is a padded prince who grew up believing Kenya is a monarchy and one day he would play polo, eat bacon, sleep and suddenly wake up a president! Outside his father’s compound, he can’t pull any political rally.
Kalonzo is a political windsock. Let’s wait for the wind.
Uncle Matiang’ i has never run for any political seat. He has the excitement of a teenager who stole his father’s car on a Sunday afternoon to impress a girl next door(Raila) and it’s just a matter of time before he crashes into some political ditch.
Mr. Ibu can’t even mobilize 15-night runners in Nyamira.
The truth is, there’s NOBODY in the current political scene who has the political balls and grit to pull the rug under William Ruto’s feet. They have zero strategies of their own only hovering the political skies like vultures hoping Uhuru will ‘kill’ Ruto for them so that they can get a scavenging feast.
Ruto is not your average kind of a politician…he is more like a political spirit… when you think you’ve blocked him, he goes right through your fingers. Moi tried it in 1997, Raila tried it in 2007, Kibaki fired him, Operatives tried to fix him in ICC….all the attempts have failed. The schemes going on now won’t succeed either.
By design, Ruto is your next president, TAKE IT TO THE BANK!