“Those asking why the DP is silent, who do you want him to engage? Those who are regrouping have not come up with their candidate. Let them decide first then we will deal with them politically,” said Soy MP Caleb Kositany. This was during a burial ceremony in Nandi County.
Although the words were spoken by a lieutenant, they must have come directly form his commander, Deputy President William Ruto.
The Deputy’s silence hasn’t gone unnoticed. Many thought it has been a silence of wisdom. After campaigning for the last three years instead of working, the DP has found himself fighting a war with no face. He can only identify his boss as the one standing between him and the presidency. To his surprise, his boss has been busy with legacy projects covering both inside the country and also the whole sub-Saharan Africa.
The Deputy has waited for an opponent for so long but he has come to his senses way too late. He has been racing against himself moving his queen blindly. Who does he fight? Who is against him? The Deputy President has worked day and night to force someone to show up. Contrary to his wishes, all the other figure-heads are not interested in his games right now. Everyone else is busy supporting the Precedent’s legacy projects, including the country’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga.
Why Does the Opposition Support the President’s Legacy Projects?
What the Deputy fails to see as he sits besides the President on the leadership table, the opposition sees it miles away from their dockets. The President’s Legacy projects do not discriminate. They cut across all tribes, regions and boundaries.
The President has even bigger plans to leave Kenya on top in the Sub-Saharan Africa as his free trade deal with the U.S is a go. Inside the country, boost to businesses, health sector, lifestyles across all regions all seem fertile in the President’s legacy projects.
The opposition has seen what the President is doing. They have put their ideologies aside for the benefit of their people, for Kenya and for the whole Sub-Saharan Africa. The Free Trade Agreement is to benefit the whole of the region as it paves way to more relations between Africa and the U.S.
The Deputy President has however turned a blind eye as he politicizes everything the President does. Ambition is said to make a man. Ambition is also said to blind a man. Kenya’s Deputy President seems to have turned blind. The President moves ahead with his work. He delivers his promise on a daily basis.
As the Deputy pushes for an opponent to show up, his boss uplifts Kenya inside and outside her boarders. The Deputy is out of moves. He now sits waiting in a sorry state. He has lost control of what he thought he had control. Now that his illusion is over, maybe he shall wake up and support his boss, or is it too late?
Its checkmate even before his opponent makes a move. The road to the state house is not as easy as he thought.