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Kenya: Central Kenya Jubilee Caucus – Press Statement (18.08.2021)

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Opinion: Sudi wants the UDA to become a despotic party

We’re interested in how Museveni runs NRM, because we want to follow his example when it comes to political parties” Oscar Sudi, Kapseret MP

It is now revealed that the Deputy President William Ruto team to Uganda who was blocked and humiliated from leaving Wilson Airport was on a mission and getting ‘intel’ to run a dictatorial party. That’s how this seems and Sudi MP should have known this.

They want to learn how to make Ruto the personification of the state and run the National Resistance Movement (NRM) with an iron-fist. Where there is no succession plan and a family affair. If they want to learn about how to take the small-fish and let the ones who is closely associated of the hook. Surely, the Tanga Tanga will do the same and has all the practice within the two terms within the Jubilee government.

President Museveni is surrounded by wise people who will be vital in this journey. He also has a lot of ‘intel’, which is important in any political game” – Oscar Sudi

Museveni knows how to use his position to his advantage and take account of everyone around him. He either corrupts or incites fear. That’s why it’s never far from the army to the policy board. That’s why he has militarized politics and uses the army for any sort of government program.

It is really striking that the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) wants to learn from Museveni and the NRM. Yes, the NRM has lasted long, but Museveni also has botched party like the Uganda Patriotic Movement (UPM). So, he needed a bush-war and use military force to win. Since, then he has used the same army to incite fear and violence to control the public. The NRM has used the monopoly of violence to its advantage and targeted the opposition. That’s why main opposition has been charged, detained and killed for their activism. There been charges of treason and detained without trial and with misuse of military courts. Therefore, it is hard to see if they will learn anything useful, except for tactics to undermine and trick the opposition.

Ruto is clearly envision himself as a future tyrant, if he wants to learn from Museveni. It is not the sort of character or leader you should look up too. When he wants to aspire to be President. However, he is the hustler and one of the most corrupt leaders in our life time. He has done while he was in favours of the President and his allies. That’s why they have accepted his ways and they have all lived lavish on the public’s dime all these years.

If UDA wants to copy the NRM. Than Ruto will become the Kenyan Museveni. A modern version of the Moi era and unleashing a new long dictatorship. That doesn’t sound like a bargain and Sudi should have thought of this. It isn’t like people lingers for the times of oppression and challenges to be outside the favours of Moi. Now, Ruto wants to learn from the NRM says it all. Peace.

Opinion: Humiliation is a part of the game Mr. Ruto

Ruto Grounded: DP Ruto was this evening forced to abandon a private trip to Uganda after authorities at Wilson Airport stopped him from travelling saying he needed prior authorisation” (NTV Kenya, 02.08.2021).

Today, Deputy President William Ruto was barred from travelling from Wilson Airport to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. The Deputy have a close and good bond with the Ugandan President. As he has gotten a big name and certainly in good favours across the borders.

However, today he got an old lesson. Ruto was snubbed at Kabarak back in 2018. So, he had this happening to then and now again. This isn’t something new. The President and his close associates has done this to the Deputy or the VP in the past.

Just like Jomo did to Moi:

Once upon a time, according to Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, he was summoned by President Jomo Kenyatta to Nakuru – only to be humiliated by Provincial Commissioner Isaiah Mwai Mathenge. Moi had apparently arrived early in the evening at State House, Nakuru, to see the old Jomo, but Mathenge and the President’s aide-de-camp kept him in the waiting room but allowing numerous groups to jump the queue in a bid to infuriate and humiliate Moi” (Diaspora Messenger – ‘Wrath: Moi’s revenge on Men who humiliated him when he was VP’ 12.07.2021).

Ruto is getting a lesson today. He is playing with fire and at some point you going to get burned. That is just a natural cause. Yes, this is unrighteous. However, he had no trouble making issues and warrants on Governor Joho during the campaigns and post-elections in 2017. Therefore, the state can easily find their targets and block things for political affiliation. Right now that goes his way, because he is going against the grain.

Ruto will taste what NASA/CORD did in the two last elections. If things continues like this. Then he will have to go after the successive candidate in Odinga who is running around with ‘Teflon’ and support of Kenyatta. Therefore, he should consider his way forward and not take things for granted anymore.

The Deputy has raised the stakes and become an “loner” within the state administration. His a part of the government who he ran on a ticket twice. The Deputy has the Office and is the Second highest ranked official. Still, he is not in favours or has the good graces. This is a conundrum and his pickle. He is a government official, but a sort of opposition at the same time.

This a humiliation ahead of the 2022 elections, as the stakes are getting higher and the players are getting ready. Ruto will be in the middle of this. His without a party and is an opposition. That’s his troubling place right now and he has to fix this. There is not much time to do that and make the machinery going. It is not like he got Cambridge Analytica on speed-dial or anyone else of the companies helping them out last time around.

Ruto has a name and a history behind him. There will be possibly more times Uhuru humiliate him. As the President wants to prove a point. The point being who has the power and who has pendulum pointing in their direction. However, that might backfire like Moi’s own succession of Uhuru. When Kibaki got into office and that’s maybe what Ruto is searching for himself.

Nevertheless, it is not without cost. Choices and decisions made will have a price… and that is what Ruto was feeling today. It is not shocking, but an old method of politicking to prove who is the master and who is the servant. Peace.

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Opinion: Odinga & Ruto is a different side of the same coin

The preparations for the elections in 2022 are in full effect. There is no shadow of a doubt, as One Kenya Alliance (OKA) is declaring their bid and the season for Presidential Candidacy is steaming ahead. As that one of the rejects of NASA/CORD is working on their thing.

There is two other main candidates doing their bidding. William Ruto, the Deputy President of the last two terms under the Jubilee umbrella and Raila Odinga (Orange Democratic Movement) who has challenged that, but int the end gotten more power with a handshake with the President Kenyatta in the beginning of the last term.

Ruto will not bring changes, he will sing the worship songs of the hustler nation. Meanwhile Odinga will come with his best of hits and another edition of the road to Canaan. They will both promise great things and move mountains. However, in the end… I feel they will deliver the about the same.

Ruto has had the opportunity for two terms do something substantial, but instead he has ben busy giving away money in church. Odinga on the other hand have been busy toying around with a constitutional referendum, which would be his biggest achievement, though it has been done though the wrong measures and therefore, been deemed illegal by the courts.

So, they have both wasted their time. Odinga could have been a vocal opposition and kept the Jubilee in order. Instead, he compromised himself and sold out the agenda for a flawed BBI. Ruto has started an internal campaign and a battle of power, which he seems to lose for now, but maybe earn on in the up-coming campaign.

No matter what… these two fellas will not bring massive changes. They have both been so connected and ensured themselves vast wealth. That they will not bring big-changes or make things prosperous. They know why they have found wealth and I doubt they want to give that up for the majority of the people.

This is system is rigged against the public. That’s why Chebukati is still the Chairman of the IEBC. He will bring the goods and deliver to the Gods. The cartels and the elites will continue to eat. No matter what of these two that gets elected. They are both willing to trade and bargain with the ones with deep pockets to get their way.

That’s why no matter what sort of party Ruto runs with, if it wheelbarrows or hustler spirit. We all know the drill and the appeal, but we also know the endgame. It is all a nice campaign slogans and cheap politicking, but when his in office. It is all about his companies, his allies and securing power.

I think Odinga will be similar. He will promise Canaan or a version of that and show to the brilliance of BBI. He will promise swift changes and radicalization of the state, but he hasn’t used the BBI or the handshake to do this. When he has had the ear and most of the Parliament on his side after that. He could have proven this and made some golden bricked roads, alas that was never the case. Odinga just wants power to and be able to keep the dynasties alive.

Therefore, none of these tickets are viable in 2022. Not that OKA is either, but that is just for another day. When we want to discuss meal-ticket politicians and bargain hunters for the State House. Because, that’s what that is… and its not beautiful. Peace.