President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, son to the first President of the Republic of Kenya, is a frustrated man. The son of Jomo is angry, furious and the center cannot hold anymore. He has decided to let the cat out of the bag; enough is enough.
For long, the son of Jomo remained mute as the brigade led by his deputy, William Samoei Ruto traversed the country, beating drums while trashing the Buiding Bridges Initiative (BBI) before even it was prepared and made public.
The son of Jomo, who is known for his outbursts when he is “really angry” remained calm, as if studying them, as if waiting for the right time to pounce on them like a tiger. The time has now come. There is smoke billowing from the House on the Hill and Kenyans should expect fire soon.
The Deputy President, Dr. William Samoei Ruto was against the BBI from the word go. On BBI, the DP went parallel with his boss. He made his concerns clear and loud. He did not want the report that was born out of salamu between mtu ya kitendawili with wale wengine.
It is now true that the rift within Jubilee is widening and the President and his Deputy are at war, guns have been drawn and the troops on both sides; Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke are, waiting on their commanders to empty their barrels. Already the drums of war have reached a high crescendo.
On Wednesday, for the first time, President Uhuru Kenyatta seemed to be telling his deputy that “enough is enough.” The Head of State was speaking in his mother tongue, perhaps for him to bring out his anger in its true form.
“It has reached a point where enough is enough. We are tired. Even before we released the report, they were busy moving around telling us their own things. Now the report is out they have taken a different direction on it. These are people who don’t know where they are going,” said the seemingly furious President.
The President was talking about his deputy and his lieutenants who have now changed tune about BBI and are now pushing for it, wanting to have it taken to the National Assembly for passage and “implementation.”
During the 2017 General Election campaign, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his buddy William Ruto were the best of friends. They even used to walk holding hands and putting on similar suits and ties but nowadays, what they put on doesn’t matter, bora uhai.
“There are no fools here who need to be educated by them. When the voting day comes, it is only you and God who knows the one who will be elected come 2022,” the President added.
As the months melt away toward President Uhuru Kenyatta’s final term, what is going to happen? Will he and William Ruto still be together? Is their marriage over but both are reluctant to sign divorce papers?
Only time will tell.