Opinion: DP Ruto’s shameless attempt of self-defense!
“I do not believe that corruption can stop a leader from delivering in Kenya” – Deputy President William Ruto on Citizen TV Kenya on NewsNight on the 9th March 2019
We know that DP Ruto has the ability to lie, deceive and play for the audiences. What he did today isn’t new, but just an extension of his career in the spotlight and as Deputy to the President, which has been for a while now.
This was a spin of his narratives, where wasn’t challenged and allowed to play it out. The ones naive would eat it all up. The ones who see his ways are shocked how acts out. The ones that are suffering is the people. Who has this man as their leader and Second in Command.
DP Ruto are clearly showing no remorse for his wealth, for his accumulated assets or his land-grabbing ways. Neither the lack of real effort to develop, or use the prospects of state to actually serve the population. He is just defending the ways of looting and eating, while being in office.
The Kenyan people should be worried, that this man can do this and say what he did on National TV. That he could go out with blazing guns and claim what he do. Without any security, without any fact-check nor care of proof.
He is just showing his disregard for the people he is supposed to serve. That he thinks they will eat this and accept this. This is taking the public for granted, while looting, stealing and thieving the public coffers. That he thinks is cool. Apparently, even corrupt behaviour cannot stop development, did he learn that from Andrew Mwenda?
However, this is far from the last, we will hear or see of the DP. He will linger around, there will be more scandals as long as his in office. It is just a matter of time, where either him or some of his allies are caught in whirlwind of graft and fraud. That is just court filing away, whoever dare to sue or allege a set-of crimes done.
“You cross every river when you get there. For now I am happy to serve as the DP. When that time comes, the Jubilee Party will make that decision” – DP Ruto on NewsNight 9th April 2019
Cry me river, cry havoc. Don’t give him the ability to cross the river and become the Commander-in-Chief. If he is this cunning now? How will he be in the highest office? He will be relentless and misuse the office even more.
He has learned from KANU, he has learned from ODM and using his steps in the Jubilee. If he gains even more, he will finds ways to overstep and adapt again. That is just the way he is.
Don’t eat his words. Don’t accept them. Challenge them. Because, he will challenge you, and it will not be a fair fight. Since, he will rig it to fit his narrative to ensure that he wins, no matter what. Peace.