DP Rutoâ€™s surrogates full of brown envelopes are running around claiming Mt Kenya region should reciprocate and vote him in 2022 to a man as their Kalenjin counterparts did in 2013 and 2017. They claim Ruto helped Uhuru to become president!
Well, Mt Kenya region has hit back saying the region feels and owes DP Ruto nothing, they say it is Uhuru who helped Ruto become a deputy president with immense powers commanding half of governmentâ€™s executive positions including the cabinet. It is on record that 2013 elections were massively rigged by the system that was controlled by Mzee Kibaki regime (read Kikuyus) thus DP Ruto contributed nothing!
In 2017 again, elections were rigged by the system and later Supreme Court nullified elections and in the ensuing repeat election there was no competition since Raila boycotted, again DP Ruto did nothing but just hang around Uhuru as Mt Kenya mafia worked around the system to ensure the computer servers declared their man president.
DP Ruto has stuck with President Uhuru, sticking in government like a TICK sucking public resources via cartels in Energy, Agriculture and Transport sectors. The Kikuyu nation is arguing that DP Ruto has benefited more than even Uhuru himself and therefore he must as well retire with Uhuru come 2022.
Well, if you heard David Murathe speak in Vihiga on boxing day then you will understand that DP Rutoâ€™s goose is cooked.
Hon Murathe is not an ordinary politician like Moses Kuria who runs errands for anybody. Murathe represents the oligarchs, the Mt Kenya mafia, the power brokers who own Kenya.
Apart from being president Uhuruâ€™s long-time friend and drinking buddy, Hon Murathe played a key role in a special group of senior individuals in government and from the financial sector, mainly from the Mt Kenya region. This group quietly but diligently campaigned for Uhuruâ€™s re-election and raised a lot of money that was used to oil the campaigns countrywide including hiring of international lobbyists in USA and in London UK, the hiring of top PR firms including data mining companies like the controversial Cambridge Analytica all of which DP Ruto had no clue existed and even no idea how much they costed.
The group David Murathe represents is trusted by the President, reportedly has been working behind the scenes to whose members are trusted by the president, has reportedly been working behind the scenes to sink Rutoâ€™s political aspirations.
Murathe pronounced himself just a month after Uhuru himself appeared to throw Ruto under the bus, saying his choice of successor would be a â€śshockerâ€ť. The game plan was thrown into disarray.
In a terse statement to newsrooms yesterday, ex-Maragua MP Hon Elias Mbau fired a rejoinder that the Kikuyu community will not succumb to blackmail into blindly supporting any candidate.
Mbau strongly backed Murathe saying Kenyans must have the freedom to choose their leaders without being boxed into a corner.
â€śOur communities do mistrust each other because they are evil. They do so when they read evil in their leadersâ€¦The politics of extortion, corruption and arrogance must be opposed by all. We would better die on our feet than live on our knees,â€ť Mbau said, calling a constitutional referendum a must.