As one takes the path towards the top job in a state, alot comes to light. Everyone in the country wants to know the real character behind the man.
Alot has been said about Kenya’s Deputy President, William Ruto. The President supporters trash him while his supporters tag him the hustler’s President.
He has been tagged loyal for supporting the President through two elections. Both successful. He has also been tagged defiant. But let’s look at some real actual facts that might explain his character.
In stories, he was once a small businessman majoring in selling poultry. This shows he has come a long way. He is a certified hustler.
His long way to wealth has also come with a lot of cases surrounding him. The country recognizes him as a certified land grabber. They nicknamed him “Arap Mashamba”.
Abuse of Power
The deputy president has been taken to court by one of Kenya’s county governments. He was charged with diverting the county’s water supply to his own land.
During the country’s 2017 elections, the Deputy President was accused of interfering with the election results. The accusations came from a number of politicians including Members of Parliament, Women Representatives and Governors.
Defiance of state protocol
One of the President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directives after the 2017 elections was the cessation of campaigns. His idea was for the politicians to concentrate more on delivering the Kenyan dream. Defiantly, his Deputy has Campaigned day and night since then. The President was left alone on his path to the realization of Vision2030.
The Deputy President’s wife has been recognized as a prayerful lady. Nevertheless, his husband has not been short of clandestine scandals. The major media houses has tabled his extra marital affairs a number of times. His overall loyalty comes to question when his marriage is keenly observed.
The axe and the forest story
His general life story reminds me of the axe and forest story. The trees kept voting for the axe because they believed he was one of them. The axe kept cutting down the trees until there was no longer any tree left standing.
Does the Deputy President stand for the hustler or against the hustler?
Does he abuse power? A factual yes.
Why put a whole county to thirst while watering your own private farm?
Did he negate his duties towards the Kenyan dream? A factual yes,
What does your infidelity towards your marriage tell the common Kenyan about your overall loyalty?
My job is to question. Your job is to answer. The writing is on the wall.
As most of his deeds come to light, Kenyans have the responsibility of knowing the character behind their Deputy President.
Note: All the above facts are traceable.