How Uhuru Used These Two Men in Digging His Own Political Grave
President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, a once Kingpin of the Mount Kenya community has become the talk of the mountain region, not for increasing influence, but rather drastically reducing to a point of some u wanting to hear his voice. However, this is something caused by Kenyatta's own mistakes. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Before parting ways with his friend, DP Ruto, president Kenyatta had gone around the country together with him(Ruto) including in his backyard, selling the agreement that he would rule for 10years, after which the son of the peasant farmer from Sugoi would take over. This, they sold in open daylight to the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities in central and other parts of the country.
Later, in his last term of service, President Kenyatta made a U-turn against the DP in a move that was said to be a way of reclaiming influence in the party. Prior to this, DP Ruto was well known as the candidate for Jubilee Party, and therefore the members took his name to the public. To some, like Moses Kuria, Ndindi Nyoro and Kimani Ichungwa members of parliament, senator's and even Cabinet Ministers like Mwangi Kiunjuri made their loyal so personal that they overtook the brotherly treatment from Uhuru to the DP. They were crowned as Tangatanga.
Unknown to any and in an unprecedented situation, President Kenyatta targeted the DP's camp in his battle for influence, a move that found Mount Kenya crying and questioning the emergent change by the Presidentisl. The community felt that the handshake between Uhuru and Raila Odinga came with itself a bad luck to them, a.reaction that found many artists, presenters, writers and even some politicians produce many versions of interpretation of the motive of this handshake.
After the antagonism between the two sides that resulted from the reaction between Uhuru and Ruto's supporters went too far, DP Ruto's Allies established their own offices, parallel to the party headquarters in Pangani. It was not made clear on whether this office was just a place of meeting for the Tangatanga group, or it was really new Party. I am speaking of Jubilee Asili Centre. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. However, most vocal members said it was an office for Tangatanga. Nevertheless, however the centre would be most people shown interest with the Asili, which became famous in matter of hours. People shifted from "Tuko Pamoja" philosophy to "Sote Pamoja", majority of whom were Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities.
Days later, Mwangi Kiunjuri, the Mount Kenya politicians who was sacked from the government resurfaced yesterday with a new party. Kiunjuri was the Minister for Agriculture, 4 months ago. It should be remembered that his removal from the Ministry of Agriculture attracted a hostile reactions from the mountain region. Muigai Njoroge, a famous knowned artist from Central Kenya lead the people in rebuking the president for the move, where they lamented that the only person the Community would look up to in the next elections negotiation table had Ben cut short.
Kiunjuri surprised the political community yesterday when he unveiled the new political party, The Service Party (TSL). This was the rise of the fallen soldier, as put by many, including the followers of Ndurumeni show in Inooro Tv yesterday 7:30pm. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The two men, DP Ruto and Kiunjuri are not new to the public. Their parting ways with the President presents a major challenge as both have a history of frustration to present to the people for either genuine support or sympathetically. In any way, the big looser here will be President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Mountain Region has lost love for the President for the mere fact that he made the above men famous and presented them as good to them, told them about how.good the men are but committed one big blunder afterwords, Failing to tell what they did to deserve frustrations. Following this, the situation on the ground have shown that President Uhuru's influence have decreased drastically to a point where some do not want his mentioned anywhere.
Will things change and Uhuru regain the Love of Mount Kenyas come 2022? The reality is only hidden at the drawing board of the Chief of The Defence Forces of Kenya. Meanwhile, share your views with us.