How Ruto Is Losing the War Against Uhuru

Deputy President William Ruto is a man who seems to have a consistency in bad luck.

The latest blow came in the event of the downfall of a crucial ally in the Mt Kenya region.

Ex-Kiambu Governor Waititu’s impeachment, sounded the alarm bell that things are not getting better anytime between Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Deputy President William Ruto at a past function

Reports emerged that the ouster of Waititu was more politically motivated than corruption allegations related.

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei echoed the speculations and pointed out that the woes piled on the county boss were orchestrated by the government.

Following the publication of the Hansard that captured the voting at the Senate, those who sent the controversial politician home, were Uhuru supporters.

Political analyst Richard Bosire, explained that the cracks within the Jubilee party were very evident and words could no longer be used to hide the division.

Bosire noted that the Uhuru-Ruto feud had got to the point where members of the ruling party had become comfortable to even vote with members of the opposition in such a motion.

Concerns had been highlighted that the head of State had directly meddled with the process at the Senate.

The political analyst, however, proclaimed that despite the wrangles, the president took the back seat on the issue.

“The leader of the Jubilee party perhaps did not intervene in this matter and may have let the case take its cause,” noted Bosire.

Three weeks ago, speculations emerged that President Uhuru had a plan in motion to do a house cleaning in parliament once it resumes.

Details hinted that the move by the Commander-In-Chief would be used to streamline the Tanga Tanga camp that was threatening his legacy.

Further information indicates that the BBI push was affecting the influence of Ruto in both the Senate and Parliament.

The act by some of the leaders close to the DP to jump ship during the motion, just proved that the tide in the current war was slowly shifting back to Uhuru.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto at a past event

ODM leader Raila Odinga’s influence with the initiative, is taunted to be the biggest stumbling block to the second in command.

Ruto’s allies had changed tactics by making a u-turn and supporting the report days before Waititu’s impeachment hearing.

With the clock ticking, DP Ruto and company need a comeback plan after the major setback or it will be checkmate for him come 2022.

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