By Kiberenge Jnr
This shocking statement by DP William Ruto is my subject of discussion. Surely the chickens have come home to roost. What goes around comes around. I had never imagined that a man who has been at the center of power and enjoyed the immense trappings of power, would at one time hopelessly utter such a statement signifying being outfoxed, outmaneuvered, and defeated by System.
The people he was addressing (Maasai leaders) were utterly shocked that Ruto, of all the people, could complain against his own deep state.
By this words, Ruto has in earnest just began the journey Raila has walked for years.
It was Raila who was always complaining about plans to rig elections. Now the shoe is on the other foot. It is Ruto complaining. But how can a person who has grown up politically within the state complain that they are planning to steal his votes? And does he have the votes to be stolen?
Ruto has never known life outside the deep state in his entire political career. The deep state recruited him immediately he graduated. He has never worked anywhere. Politics has been his career all through.
The deep state recruited him in 1992 into the then YK92 elite militia group whose mandate was to make sure Moi retains the Presidency by hook or crook. Since then, he has been within the state all through, except a very short stint in 2007 when he rebelled against his state to support Raila.
But thereafter, he was quickly re-admitted into the deep state. In 2013 and 2017, he was the most visible in using the deep state to deal with NASA Leaders and supporters.
His recent confession about the deep state is not enough. He owes Kenyans a lot of explanation and apology for having been part and parcel of a clandestine power group that has consistently overturned the will of Kenyans at every election.
Yes, he should spill the beans and apologize to Kenyans. He cannot purport to dare the deep state while hiding behind the high perimeter walls of a residence in Karen.
He should convene a mother of rallies at Uhuru Park and officially declare war against his deep state if indeed he has defected from it.
The system must eat its children.