“If this story we are being told about ‘Nobody Can Stop Reggae’ is what we are seeing; the ethnicity that is being preached in BBI rallies and the ethnic profiling of communities, and the hate and campaign of one community against the other. If that is the Reggae they are talking about, my friend Reggae shall stop. We shall stop it,” – William Ruto on the 22nd February 2020 at the Full Gospel Gatunduri Church in Embu
Before I continue, let me go biblical on the man of supposed wisdom. A man who used his career. Called a kingpin and a hustler. Whose now the Deputy President, whose been seen as Presidential Aspirant for over a decade and is fishing for the next election. I need to drop a few words of wisdom form the bible. Before dropping a few small snippets of his past. Because, when he calls out the BBI Rallies. His not the figure to do so. I know his hurt the TangaTanga doesn’t have a part in it. But this is just insincere from the man.
“How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” (Luke 6:42, New International Version).
I am using the biblical reference for a reason, because there is little shown signs of hate speech or use of community against community. Something that Ruto was well aware of in the 2007 elections. However, he acts a fool now and tries to put that blame on others. Knowing well how that worked in the past.
His been considered the man in-charge of ODM “Pentagon” during the riots and demonstrations in the election cycle of 2007-08. Where his actions, coordination and everything sparked more violence and such. Not like he would state that at one point as he said this: “We are going to go on until Kibaki is gone,” said opposition politician William Ruto on Wednesday. “We are ready to die”. When addressing things like that. You can see, he got it in him if needed be. He can send out warnings, but it seems for a selfish act, than sincere care.
“Hon William Ruto MP, Eldoret North Constituency, Minister Planning, incitement, and financing the violence. In August 2007 he held a meeting with other senior ODM leaders in Kipkelion near Kericho including Sotik MP the late Lorna Laboso , the late Kipkalia K. Kones (Bomet), Kiprono L. J. Magerer (Kipkelion) , and Franklin Bett (Bureti) where the leaders resolved to carry out mass evictions of non Kalenjins from ‘their’ Rift Valley areas, particularly the Kikuyu and Abagusii. During an opening ceremony for the Seventh Day Adventist Church in a place called Mailing, he is alleged to have said that they would uproot the “sangari”, ‘shake off the soil’, ‘gather it together’ and ‘burn it’, in reference to ‘outsider’ communities”.
Therefore, he should look into himself and his own history before putting blame on the BBI. The BBI is something I don’t believe in, but that is whole another reasons than Ruto. He is just using this ploy, because his not apart of it. He is on the outside looking in, which is funny considering his the second in command. While his former party leader Raila Odinga has more of a key role in that.
Clearly, that hurts his pride. However, he cannot stop the Reggae, but he could participate. Instead of being so condensing. Which he does with spite, because that is what he has. Ruto should take it easy. He should chill out, maybe pray for his old sins before casting a stone. Even try take away his own plank in his eye.
But don’t anticipate that. The hustler doesn’t envision any soul searching. Only a twisted mind-frame for his own selfish cause. Peace.
There are now speculations that the Senator Kipchumba Murkomen will be purged from his position as the Senate Majority Leader and become a backbencher with his other 9 compatriots, who voted to save the Governorship of Ferdinand Waititu yesterday, which it didn’t. The ones aligned with the President and Odinga, all voted for the impeachment and won.
Therefore, its now talk of the town that Jubilee’s own Secretary General Rapahel Tuju will takeover the post from Murkomen a strong ally of the Deputy President William Ruto. We are seeing already the rift between the TangaTanga associates of Ruto and the other President’s men. The TangaTanga are seemingly voting and acting like opposition. Even as they are ironically part of the government party.
However, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and other leading parties, which are part of the defunct National Super Alliance (NASA) are voting with the government and for the government. They are even holding rallies, press conferences, all in accordance with the government and their collective work of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). You cannot make this up.
The Jubilee consist of the faction with the President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto’s TangaTanga. The TangaTanga should if these things go on. Just do themselves a favour and split from Jubilee. Go back to the party structure previous to the second term of Jubilee. Because right now, the battle in between is getting hectic. As the Jubilee is dismissing the TangaTanga and also favouring the line of the opposition Raila Odinga. Which must hurt the pride of the DP and his disciples. As they are fair-game, as a punishment for not openly endorsing the BBI from the get-go.
That is how it seems from afar, as the verdict is still out. However, there are actions being made and wordings coming out too. Showing that the TangaTanga is hurt and they are also directing their fingers at Odinga, not at Kenyatta. Which in itself is ironic, as their mate and boss is the one who sanctioned and gave life by the government to the BBI in the first place. Not like Kenyatta isn’t the man who gave way for it and bought peace between them. By also in some way silencing the opposition, as they are in-directly working with a mission together with the state.
That’s why TangaTanga, DP Ruto and his associates feels left behind and lost. They are not directly part of the BBI. They are part of the Jubilee, supposed connected with the President. But he seems to think they are fair game too. As he haven’t stopped it. Just like he didn’t stop sen. James Orengo from taking over for sen. Moses Wetan’gula as the Minority Leader in the Senate last year. That was a token of support from the President, while the disloyal cadre got punished.
We can just wonder how this will go, but the purge might happen. There might be more associates of DP Ruto, which the President and his men is aiming for. To prove to Ruto that a 2022 ambition is fruitless and no one around him will support that. However, are they then supporting the dynasty of Odinga now?
That would really be weird, but the whole BBI and the whole set-up is a blended miss-match and doesn’t make sense. Nevertheless, they still act upon it and the consequences are already there. Peace.