Arap Ruto must have seen it coming. The mob ganging against him was growing bigger by the day and he was destined to go only one direction, down. But given his numerous somersaults this July he didn’t mind joining the choir ordering settlers of Mau out.
And the present Mau heat has engaged creative conspiracy theories from overtly political Kenyans. While some are now begrudgingly supporting Raila’s resolve to solve Mau no matter the political cost, other are gleefully crafting his political eulogy.
The Mau crisis provides a platform to prove true leadership. We can now compare and contrast doers and fence sitters who wake up from their slumberland only to fire a junior purchasing officer for cheap buy PR on expensive limos.
You have to give the devil his dues when Ntimama comes out unequivocally and declares that Mau must be conserved at whatever cost, political or otherwise.
True Kenyan style we are comfortable playing politics with such grave issues that will only bequeath desert to our future generation. Expect more fireworks from the fractious cabinet tomorrow.
Shameless extortionists will continue demanding their last pound of political flesh. In the mix are marinated tribal alliances that leave all here waxing like original pundits.
The heat may intensify and acquirer a different colour when Jomo Junior arrives in town from the US. His press release was a tip of a massive iceberg. He knows his boss is a sitting duck without feathers and contradicting can as well be the default mode to advance moribund KK alliance. Na bado.