Unlike the grand coalition government it all started so well. But things are going wrong by the day
The confused Jubilee government is now eating up itself from inside. All manner of accusation are being thrown from one side of the divide to the other.
The bone of contention being that TNA has basically taken three quarters of the loaf that was to be divided fifty fifty between URP and TNA. All the lofty appointments have so far gone TNA ways leaving URP high and dry.
On the other hand TNA claims that URP men in high places e.g. Kenya Ports Authority only employ Kalenjins in the civil service leaving out Kikuyus. In fact a person visiting Kenya from mars would think that these are the only two tribes in the country for the rest are not even part of the equation in anything.
The issue of William Ruto being disrespected by TNA junior staff in the government is making URP folks very angry. In some cases the DP has been humiliated in public but those in the know say that worse things
have happened out of public eyes.
There is a feeling within TNA that Ruto has played his part by delivering the Kalenjin votes to Uhuru. For that he has been awarded with a DP position plus other goodies. He is now expected to sing in praise of Uhuru Kenyatta. The man is learning the hard way that a CS such as Waiguru and many other TNA leaning officials do not give a damn about him nor do they respect his position. Word is that Waiguru has blessings from above to do what she is doing.
As I write this article there is a concerted effort by URP to impeach Waiguru for among other things firing a Kalenjin NYS director but this impeachment plan is dead in the water, its going nowhere. URP has tried roping in CORD in this circus to no avail. It’s said that just about 10 CORD MPs are in support while the rest don’t care. Truth of the matter is the URP alone do not have the numbers to impeach Waiguru. This is bad news for Willaim Ruto who is said to be behind the impeachment. This failure has proved beyond no doubt that he has no powers in the Jubilee government.
Interestingly, URP has tried everything in its power to downplay the rift between the two partners. Only a few souls such as Keter have dared come out to talk openly on this issue. The opposition that URP was banking on is lukewarm to the named on goings. They simply don’t want to be used in the inside war between Kalenjin and Kikuyu.
Kenyans still remember how William Ruto used to chide the PM whenever he complained about the manner in which PNU was treating ODM. Now he is in the receiving end and has completely lost his voice. Unlike the PM who could via the court and parliament counterman illegal moves by Kibaki, the DP has no ammunition for counter attack. The presumably brave and charismatic son of Kalenjin has all of a sudden become a coward who dare not speak up even as “his people” are shafted left, right and center. But as the saying goes, thieves have no honor even amongst themselves. Meanwhile, the country is heading downhill.