President Uhuru Kenyatta has successfully succeeded in cutting DP William Ruto to size. This is after months of scheming and plotting, something that involved top state officials and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s top strategists. However, the person behind all the chess moves the president has made is Nancy Gitau. A suave Kibaki regime political strategist President Uhuru Kenyatta took as part of his team of advisors from 2013 to date.
Ms Gitau served as a Director in Political Affairs in Grand Coalition government, and was among trusted President Mwai Kibaki’s confidants. She was trusted with putting ODM on check.
In 2012, she was credited for playing a vital role in merging of TNA and URP. After 2013 polls, Uhuru appointed her as senior political advisor in State House, a role she played until 2016.
An internal rivalry between TNA and URP led to her resignation. DP William Ruto led camp accused her of fixing him at ICC in Hague. She resigned through writing to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
But days to 2017 polls, Uhuru recalled Ms Gitau to lead campaigns in Jubilee, a move that saw the powerful lady taking NASA head-on in various strategy meetings.
Early this year, Ms Gitau was named as one of Uhuru’s advisors who pushed for elevation of Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i to the powerful position of chairman of National Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee.
The move did not go well with Tanga Tanga team which felt like that the idea was to undermine Deputy President William Ruto. Despite not making public appearances, Gitau is believed to be the lady behind Uhuru’s critical political pronouncements. She is the force behind Jubilee-KANU merger that is likely to kick a political storm.