When a king uses a chariot to get to his palace, he normally leaves it outside when he gets to his destination.
is the gist of what Kalenjin voters told William Ruto when he started
appealing to them to vote for the JUBILEE coalition. Ruto's convincing
response (as was earlier reported in an earlier issue of these raw notes) was that he had the king's clothes and all his shameful secrets and would expose him
if anything went wrong. In other words Ruto told his people in their
Kalenjin dialect that he had the King by the balls and he would
therefore be the real power behind the throne throughout the next 5
This Ruto influence and power came out very
clearly in the line up of cabinet secretaries and cynical Kalenjins must
have breathed a lot easier. However it seems that their relief was
premature and short-lived and it now looks like the prophets of doom
will finally be proved right.
There are a number of clear signs that all is now well for Ruto and that powerful forces surrounding the throne have targeted him and are working very hard to ensure that the power he enjoys is greatly diminished. If you are rubbing your hands in glee thinking that he will be forced to resign then I have to disappoint you. It is extremely unlikely that it will come to that. However what Kenyans should expect is a return to the Kibaki days where the centre of power will only be the president and his close advisors. All signs are that Ruto will go through the kind of frustrations that Raila Odinga went through as PM and end up with a nusu mkate that in actual fact is a single slice or even less. I have given details of the numerous setbacks that Ruto has suffered in recent times plus the surprising composition of Uhuru's inner circle and kitchen cabinet in my latest raw notes.
Happy Birthday Kumekucha brand
It is with great joy that I celebrate the 8th birthday of the Kumekucha brand. The Kumekucha blog was stated on May 12th 2005. These raw notes were launched in April 2008 and so this is the 5th birthday for the raw notes.
As I look back I do so with pride at how far we have come as a country. Kumekucha
was launched with a strong emphasis on political assassinations and
historical injustices (see all our old posts for verification of this)
indeed when we started strongly suggesting in 2005 that a truth and reconciliation commission be set up to address these historical injustices there was great skepticism over whether it would ever happen in our lifetimes. Not only did it happen but you will also be aware that the TJRC explosive report has just been released and is now in the public domain. You can see the full report HERE.
Indeed if I was to shut down Kumekucha now, I would already have plenty to be so proud of, the stuff that you tell your grandchildren with pride. But don't worry I have no such intentions, if anything today as I celebrate I re-dedicate myself to get even better at what I have been doing for decades and already for 8 years here.
To celebrate this auspicious occasion we are giving away the raw notes and other products almost for FREE. See the details NOW!!