It seems 2019 will not be a good year for self-proclaimed hustler William Ruto. It seems the DP is a target for anyone who wants to be relevant. The year started with former Jubilee Vice Chair David Murathe spoiling for a fight. Murathe, said that Ruto should retire in 2022.
He promised to go to court to bar the Deputy President from vying for president. You’d think the recent terror attack at Dusit D2 Hotel, would have lowered the political temperatures. But ooh no.
President Uhuru’s recent decision to appoint Matiang’i as his Chief Minister has heightened the political temperatures. Matiang’i will chair a committee mandated to supervise all government projects, including the Jubilee government’s legacy-driven ‘Big Four’ agenda.
Dr Matiang’i will chair the newly constituted National Development Implementation and Communication Committee, and will be deputised by his Treasury counterpart Henry Rotich. The team will comprise of all the Cabinet Secretaries, Attorney-General Paul Kihara, and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.
Some people have viewed this as a deliberate way by the president to clip the powers of his DP. After all, Ruto was the face of the Jubilee development agenda.
Things have been so tense, that a certain opposition MP said that the DP is now a DP without portfolio. Now that is a big mockery.
But what is Ruto doing in the midst of all these? It seems our man has turned to God and prayers. On Thursday, he posted pictures of himself with members of the PEFA church in serious prayers.
During a prayer meeting with the Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (PEFA) Church leaders, Karen, Nairobi County. pic.twitter.com/QoaL2pS1ov
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD. (@WilliamsRuto) January 24, 2019
And the man was really praying. We hope God will listen to his prayers.