The two former friends who once enjoyed dalliance, all along, no longer see eye to eye as they started when they shocked the world by snatching the presidency amidst indictments related to gross human rights violations in Kenya resulting from PEV-2007. They left the world gobsmacked when they survived the fangs of the International Criminal Court (ICC). They further stunned the world on how they used their indictments to win the presidency knowing that it’s the only way they’d survive ICC blitzkrieg. And indeed, they did. That’s because no Western country would like to see the president and his deputy being convicted and thereby allow such a strategic country cascade to anarchy pointlessly. Therefore, those who craftly advised the duo to take a shot at the presidency were dead right tactically.
Under their UhuRuto marriage, the duo stole the show thanks to their dalliance and behaving as identical twins who, to spice it up, were conjoined in the hip. However, as the days go, it seems. Soon, Ruto’ll meet his waterloo after Uhuru entered handshake with former nemesis-turned ally and buddy Odinga. Indeed, the handshake’s shaken the UhuRuto and sharpened UhuRaila. What used to be an enviable marriage’s but conspicuously deceptive and foolhardy. Its magic ghosted away a long time ago. It’s like a tomb, which shines outwardly while it’s always full of stench within. The grandiose appearance by the duo was but a mirage sort of marriage. Their inseparability became their susceptibility. Its fortes became its faintness. In other words, what used to be UhuRuto has become UhuRaila.
In fact, what used to be the garden of Eden for the duo’s now become the way of the cross. Angst and animosity between the duo are alive and kicking. Between the duo, the stifling political heat resulting from cunning even conning has increased recently mostly from their–––a wee too charged and edgy–––proxies as their bosses give each other wide berth. Their utterances and pure bluffs or those of their proxies have attracted much attention and controversies. For example, Ruto clandestinely opposed the BBI but pretended to defend it whenever he’s caught hand in the cook jar sometimes.
Ruto has been opposing the government without getting out of it. Many people, especially Ruto’s enemies urged Kenyatta to fire or impeach him. Kenyatta kept mum and became a wise monkey that sees nothing, hears nothing and says nothing. His was simply to keep his foes closer and friends close. You can say. To my friends everything, to my enemies the law. That’s what’s ongoing in Kenya.
In sum, UhuRuto has hit the rock. It is irreparably damaged. For, looking at how the two co-existed like a crash, we find that they looked like the same while they’re totally different in that one comes from the dynasty while the other from the hustler nation. A new moniker for those whose parents were not prominent in Kenyan political configuration. Now, it is not if but when the UhuRuto’ll buried and on its place sprouts UhuRaila. That’s the tragicomic narrative of UhuRaila. Again, will Ruto face his death with his usual smile? Indeed, Ruto has a bumpy and rocky road in fighting for his dear political life. However, one thing is obvious that the death of UhuRuto and the birth of UhuRaila doesn’t wipe Ruto out of Kenya’s political landscape. As you heard him saying, he might join anyone who has what it takes to take over from Kenyatta.