Deputy President William Ruto is evidently losing in his game even as his footsoldiers continue to declare how unwavering they are, promising to stand with him as he is served the worst by his party.
Time tends to tell how long the ‘unwavering’ support lasts.
The discussion online the better of Saturday has been centered on the guillotine on which former senate deputy speaker Kithure Kindiki was placed, the widely sung ‘we have numbers’ assertion failing to look up.
Kithure was ejected from his post on grounds of party disloyalty, majority of senators both from Jubilee and outside voting in favor of the removal.
The fact that Ruto has forever been believed to enjoy support both in the Senate and National Assembly in the wake of rivalry with Uhuru -leave alone the country at large- has gotten many wondering why an ally of his like Kithure would be voted out of such crucial post, only seven legislators standing in solidarity with him.
Tweeps now come to conclude that it has all been a narrative being sold, the reality being that he is working with proxies who tend to shift their allegiance should their interests be threatened.
To make this good, according to Kenyan Twitter users, is the event in which nominated senator Millicent Omanga joined other senators in removing Kithure, even on being so passionate about standing by the DP and defending those thought to be his (DP’s) close allies.
With the heat only having been felt in the Senate, more is yet to unravel as the purge is set to make its way to the national assembly.
The reorganization of parliamentary committees and other important positions is believed to be a move by Jubilee’s top leadership to punish its dissenting members in both houses, the sole motive being to politically blackmail William Ruto as he prepares to take on the ‘dynasties’ in the 2022 vote.
Here is what the netizens feel about Ruto’s so-called numbers: