By O Nyachae
The handhake was designed by the Mt.Kenya oligarchs to achieve 5 objectives:
1. Have the Ayatollah cool off his hardline position after robbing him off THRICE.
2. Once (1) above is achieved, demoralize the Ayatollah‚Äôs hardline supporters; thus weakening his support base.
3. Normalize Electoral Theft. Any rigging in 2022 & beyond will be ‚Äėnormal‚Äô.
4. With the Ayatollah ‚Äúin government‚ÄĚ, create competition between him & Ruto hence neutralizing the William Ruto factor. Between 2013-2017, Ruto was SOLELY RUNNING THE SHOW. He was the government. NOT anymore.
5. Once Mt. Kenya‚Äôs main political antagonists (Raila & Ruto) have been caged, introduce constitutional amendments to have ‚Äúan inclusive government‚ÄĚ by watering the presidency post 2022 & ensure a Kikuyu is in the mix‚Ä¶either as executive PM, or Ceremonial President‚Ä¶either way, they retain a big say in the management of the state.