Whoever sent one David Murathe to cry a mutiny hit the jackpot.The jubilee point man and vice chair has with his “unguarded” mouth let the cat out of the bag.Now all the hounds are baying for his innocent blood.They are calling him a non entity.
Why,I ask,do people have to respond to someone insignificant?First of all let me remind you what this Jubilee party point man said,he was of the view that the Deputy President should retire as his boss retire.That both shared the loaf equally. That any M.O.U if it did exist it was between the two.Those utterance made hell ran loose.
For it is a poorly kept secret that one DR. Dp Ruto is the front runner comes 2022 to replace Uhuru. There is even a simmering noise that their is an M.O.U to that effect. Why then did Murathe rock the boat?Who had sent him?
Or was he under influence as one Kimani Ichung’wa,M.p for Kikuyu,wanted many to believe? Or was he a barking dog which as one Murkomen,the D.P right hand man,said it is a poor decision to stoop and throw a stone at any passing canine?
Please note ,this is not the first time one Murathe is making pronouncements on matters policy concerning Jubilee. When he let every one know that we are going to witness a ruthless President Uhuru in his second term not many raised a finger or eyebrows. Has it not come to pass?Look at the war on corruption.
It may not be a perfect war right now but the fight is pumped up.Their is little doubt that one Murathe is just an earshot from the man at the top.What he says then ,only a fool may ignore without searching for it deeper meaning. No one less has said that his choice for a successor will come as a shocker than the man at the top.
Many in the URP arm have tried many designs and devices in order to arm twist President Uhuru to made public his preferred successor. So far the President have succeeded in playing dumb.
Listen to Irungu Kang’ata,the senator for Murang’a: ” No one has the jurisdiction to impose a successor and to dictate to My Kenya region whom to back except the community top man?Was this sentiment poised as a bait so as the president can show his hand?
As a jubilee vice chair,one cannot just wave off Murathe’s sentiment. What then?Was his utterance a bare knuckle attack ,a frontal attack on WSR ambition? Was he letting him know what is the Offing in the Jubilee kitchen?
For sure,one D.p,is a suave politician. He may weather the storm.In fact this maybe a storm in a tea cup for him.To be forewarned is to be forearmed. These statement meant to test his resolve may steel his resolve.
But when such utterance comes from a deep seated party member, one whom not to far away from the top seat then,one WSR,need to sit and note.So far many have understood a fury in Muraithe’s words but not the words.
Again listen to Ngirici ,Kirinyaga women’s representative “We know him(Murathe) as part of that clique which was pushing for Mudavadi presidency in 2013” words deployed as a mask to tell that he is loser.
Nothing illustrate well the politicians lack of depth in interpreting Jubilee supremo words than this not scratching the surface dismissive outburst.
Look at the scenery where Mr Murathe made his mind known. It was deep in Western, a region where the D.P have launched a scorched earth policy in wooing of the voters .Of note in attendance was one Mudavadi and western region leadership.
This no doubt has left many buying the idea that this well choreographed show was meant to paint Mudavadi as part and parcel of a formation,an alliance meant to run for presidency in 2022.
Away from the “official” MOU inked deal.Note too, that the president has challenged the Nation to interrogate the efficacy of a winner take all,presidential system. Of course one way of pursuing this interrogation is through a referendum.Yes the much talked vote.Have the president boarded?
One thing is clear though the D.p and his team are on the front line in opposing a referendum which is engineered to benefit a few with luscious positions. Is it not hard to reconcile the two party mandarins stance? No one is much taken aback by these development than one D.p.
Once the election was over he took off the hurdles by enduring himself to the voters at a neck breaking speed.Now this. Then a handshake. Nothing has muddied the waters for the URP top man than this new found bromance between Raila and the president.
The dilemma brought by this newly found camaraderie was well captured by none else but one Deputy president,when in Kisumu,he said that whenever one see Raila and Uhuru,let one look for him(D.P) in between .You agree with me that being a middle roader is taxing.You get hit from within and without.
The D.p is in the deep end.He either float or sink.His occult masterly of the political landscape remains his ace.Right now,Iam watching the president address the Nation in a press round table,at ease,the president let every one know that he has not discussed 2022 politics with Raila.And dismisses any talk of 2022 succession as premature.
His coming together with Raila,he says,was meant to bring peace and stability to the country.He dismissed those peddling 2022 succession politics as busy bodies and he insisted that he is not in the game.Angrily he tell the press not to proceed pressing further on matter 2022 succession.
One thing comes out clearly that the president is not amused by this immature 2022 campaign. But everyone knows who is spear heading these campaigns. Now that the president does seem impressed by the campaign, will one ,second in Jubilee party,continue to cross the country,whipping the mass into a campaign mood?
The president is playing a high voltage politics. He is keeping his cards up his sleeve.He has Raila and so is Ruto in his stable. Yet none can read his mind.Each is check mating the other.Everyone is looking up to the boss.
Bring Kalonzo and Musalia to the equation too.They are looking up to the high table. Everyone one pray to be the anointed one.The president firmly presses his cards on his chest.A maestro. At this political game.
Being the front runner and the crown prince ,D.p must be feeling the heat.Could this heat be the one which have smoked him out of his comfort into pre mature campaign?He may get a burn out ,out of the early campaigns
.Can it play as a headstart?One thing is certain though his boss is crystal clear that he will not participate in lighting the rod of premature campaign.
Otherwise he risk making himself a lame duck right at the start of his second term.This is the Gordian knot he is not keen to untie,a knot which places the D.p in a catch 22 situation.