William Ruto is a master tactician. The decision to immerse himself in the BBI campaigns is a masterstroke. He understands that in politics as in war, you must constantly continue advancing and mutating. Infiltrate and adopt formlessness. By assimilating yourself into your enemies, you give them zero targets to attack and you control their strategies and tactics.
They have been using BBI to fight him but now he’s inside BBI. He is now supporting what they want him to oppose. They will now either have to bolt out from BBI and fight him from outside or go back to the drawing board to design another war. TangaTanga will now also dwarf their BBI Rift Valley Chairman Alex Tolgos by taking over the BBI activities and conversations in the Rift.
The ODM and Kieleweke brigades are like Rhinos, they only have aggression as a strategy. When you deny them a target for aggression they lose balance.
Ruto: Robert Greene outlines as follows in his book THE 33 STRATEGIES OF WAR;
LAW 12. LOSE BATTLES BUT WIN THE WAR.
People will inevitably get the best of you at times. Keep a cool head and stay focused on large, long-term goals and let your opponents enjoy small victories.
LAW 20. MANEUVER THEM INTO WEAKNESS.
Create a dilemma for your enemy, in which the only way they can respond to your move is with a decision that will hurt them in some way.
LAW 15. CONTROL THE DYNAMIC.
The best way to manipulate your opponents’ emotions is to define the nature of your relationship. If they are especially arrogant, give them the impression that they are the ones in control.
LAW 26. DENY THEM TARGETS.
Keep the competition from engaging you with all their might by staying innovative and unpredictable, which will keep them afraid and frustrated.
President Uhuru and Raila only have two options, either play along or wage a direct war on Ruto….which will be very detrimental! All the battles going forward will be fought inside BBI….it’s now a war zone.