DP William Ruto has wittingly passed a message to those intent on politically betraying him, saying the only medicine which cures a debt is paying it.In a Facebook post, supposedly as a joke aimed at Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on a betting debt he had not paid, the DP was addressing current political events going on in the country albeit subtly.
Online digital content creators had paid a visit to the DP at his Karen residence where one of the comedians , Kimutai of Propesa talked of a defaulted bet which Senator Murkomen had made promise to pay. Murkomen and the comedian had made a bet on last year’s match between Everton and Gor Mahia,where the senator’s team lost.
The talk of an impending political betrayal from the Mt Kenya region has been strife over the last few months leading to the emergence of rival camps within Jubilee Party.Team Kieleweke, aligned to President Uhuru Kenyatta has been on the offensive attacking DP Ruto for engaging in early campaigns and 2022 talk, even though the president has told leaders to focus on their mandate, which Kenyans elected them to office for.
On the other hand, Team Tanga Tanga, allied to DP Ruto is on the defensive taking nothing to chance and firing back at President Uhuru for what they say is political witch hunt and betrayal on his deputy.They say, actions as well as body language of the head of state points to someone who is intent on betraying his deputy.The group has vigorously fought state sanctioned war on corruption, terming it an exercise meant to slow down the DP and paint him as a corrupt leader ahead of 2022.
The handshake between President Uhuru and Raila Odinga has also made things worse, with the DP publicly rejecting the truce with Odinga terming it insincere.However, President Uhuru has remained adamant there is no turning back on the Building Bridges Initiative and his truce with Odinga is what Kenyans need to move forward.