When the DP, William Ruto, last week in Bomet, fired the first shot at former Vice-president Kalonzo Musyoka, he definitely had no idea just how far this seemingly simple act was about to snowball, and cause ramifications that were not only unexpected but also unintended.
During this last weekend, the DP issued a statement to the effect that Kalonzo Musyoka had illegally acquired his farm in Yatta. This led to a quick flurry of subsequent reactions.
The former VP himself came out to counter Ruto’s statement and even, accuse him of fraud himself. Second in line to come to Kalonzo’s defence was Kitui governor and former Lands CS Charity Ngilu. She said that she had personally looked into Kalonzo’s Yatta farm when she was still in Cabinet, and vouched for the Wiper leader, dismissing Ruto’s claims.
Kalonzo next went to report Ruto to the DCI for defamation, where according to Siaya senator James Orengo who accompanied him, they had been promised by the investigative agency that Ruto would be summoned and compelled to record a statement.. This sparked a reaction from vocal Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen who ridiculed Kalonzo’s step of going to the DCI, slamming him as a suspect.
This, in turn, attracted the ire of popular Gideon Moi supporter Lord Abraham Mutai, who, through a tweet, said that he had information about Murkomen’s inappropriate dealings with EACC.
Dear @Murkomen are you betraying EACCKenya now that now that you have a pact with them? Why are you expressing confidence in them than the @DCI_Kenya? Why are you choosing or suggesting for kalonzo where to go? I know several cases that I can share anytime that EACC looked the other way.
Interestingly, Kipchumba Murkomen who is known to swiftly and firmly take up a critic on his word, especially on matters to do with accusations that bear legal weight, said nothing in the face of these damning allegations.