At this point, the handshake has lost meaning.
After the contested 2017 General Elections, president Uhuru Kenyatta and chef of opposition Raila Odinga shook hands as a sign of peace agreement. This pact was meant to build social bridges among Kenyans.
As Raila and his ‘brother’ Kenyatta are supposedly building bridges, which, to quote Miguna Miguna, “lead to nowhere,” they are apparently targeting one individual, William Ruto.
There is only one question Uhuru and Raila his ‘brother’ both need to answer: Is this war really against graft?
The graft of dams is just one of the many cases of looting in this country.
It is depressing that Kenyans are allowing leaders to choose for them the cases of corruption they can pay attention to, and those they cannot.
For instance, why was the broke KQ trying to acquire JKIA? Is it not clear that the Kenyatta family is behind all that? Why is not anyone talking about that with the vehemence with which they are discussing dams and vilifying Ruto?
If it is a matter of theft, the son of Sugoi is just but one among many thieves. His only mistake is that he has become smarter in the art.
It is illogical that when he was with Odinga he was a good man and now he is a bad man. It does not make any sense also that when he was with Kenyatta, he was a good man and now he is a thief.
Here is the fact: Ruto is not a good man, he is bad. He grabbed a piece of public land and built himself a luxurious hotel on it. That is what bad people do. But does that really make him the worst to be targeted by the whole nation?
One question Kenyans must really ask both Odinga and Kenyatta is whether they are fighting Ruto or corruption.