Uhuru, Ruto warned of Rift Valley revolt

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Uhuru, Ruto warned of Rift Valley revolt



President Uhuru Kenyatta shares a word with Deputy President William Ruto and Majority Leader in Parliament Aden Duale. Rebellion against the Jubilee government is brewing in the Rift Valley, Bomet governor Isaac Ruto warned on Monday. Photo\PSCU

By ISAAC ONGIRI & DENNIS ODUNGA

[h=3]In Summary[/h]
  • The Bomet governor told Mr Ruto to listen to the voice of the people and warned him that the region is unhappy with the Jubilee government


Rebellion against the Jubilee government is brewing in the Rift Valley, Bomet governor Isaac Ruto warned on Monday.

The county chief yesterday cautioned President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto not to underrate the “boiling political heat” in the region.

Mr Ruto also sensationally claimed that some of the Deputy President’s allies are behind attempts to impeach governors in the Rift Valley.

“Our people are beginning to get tired. People are realising that this is a coalition between the DP and the President and not between parties... it is only a matter of time before things get out of hand,” the Bomet governor told the Nation.

He said that the region is asking legitimate questions, which the President and his Deputy are “arrogantly ignoring.” “When we ask questions about Kiplimo Rugut, we need clear answers. When the DP comes out and takes responsibility for his sacking, we are shocked,” Mr Ruto stated.

Mr Rugut, the director general of the National Youth Service was transferred and replaced by Dr Nelson Githinji, causing an uproar within the URP.

The Bomet governor told Mr Ruto to listen to the voice of the people and warned him that the region is unhappy with the Jubilee government.

The governor also accused Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and his Kericho counterpart Charles Keter of masterminding the wave of impeachment motions against governors in the region.

“We have come to learn that the impeachment of Prof Paul Chepkwony was initiated by one of the senators,” he said, adding, the same senators are behind threats against Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos and Baringo’s Benjamin Cheboi.

But Mr Murkomen denied he and Mr Keter are involved in the plots against the governors.

Alfred Keter

“It is an insult to the MCAs to claim they are being pushed. This is an indication that some of this governors have no respect for County Assemblies,” the senator said.
On Monday, Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter accused Jubilee of discriminating against Rift Valley civil servants.


‘‘We are being kicked out of plum jobs to make way for other people. We know Rugut was removed because of the planned Sh10 billion cash injection into the NYS,” he said.

The transfer has led to a bid by some Jubilee MPs led by Igembe’s Mithika Linturi to impeach Devolution Secretary Anne Waiguru who effected it.
But National Assembly Majority Leader Adan Duale dismissed this saying Ms Waiguru cannot be faulted for doing her job.


He criticised Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter for leading an anti-Jubilee crusade in the Rift Valley.

He downplayed claims that the government was giving the URP wing of the Jubilee coalition, a raw deal in public appointments.
Mr Duale said that many other government officers were moved on the day Mr Rugut was transferred.


“We will transfer more. He (Keter) is a young man on the loose. Voters should get him and take him to church,” said Mr Duale.

He said besides representation of their people, MPs have oversight and legislative roles yet some legislators have only been concentrating on one role at the expense of the others.
Ms Waiguru, he said, is one of the best performers in the Cabinet.


Uhuru, Ruto warned of Rift Valley revolt - Politics - nation.co.ke
 

Dr. Job

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Folks in the Rift valley are tired of this arrogance and cowardice being shown by WSR. The ground in the RV has shifted drastically mainly coz this is seen as betrayal based on the pre-election promises. William Ruto is a poor student of history and he should have learnt from how Raila was treated by these Kikuyu folks. There is no trusting them for nothing! Unless somebody wants to tell me this was a personal business deal by WSR to get Ksh 7 billion so as to deliver the RV votes to Kamwana...the Kalenjin folk are livid as their people are fired via SMS and replaced by those with proper sounding names as in the NYS situation.

I have nothing personal against the Jubilee government but i think what Governor Isaac Ruto is sounding up has an element of truth. My advice to the President and his Deputy is that; they need to take heed of the warning and take action to remedy the situation before the great fall over that is looming. If they do not do this as a matter of urgency then a surprise sucker punch is in the offing. I will hate to see the cookies crumble as the saying goes.
 
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Dr. Job

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Uhuru Kenyatta just did the unthinkable...drawing more questions into this unequal relationship. Why was Ruto not with him on this trip?...A little bit too late if you ask me....the dam has already busted!


Uhuru tours Rift to quell URP protests over key jobs



President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses members of the public in Eldoret town on his way from Recruits Training School where he presided over a Recruits Passing-Out Parade on May 28, 2014.

By BARNABAS BII & DENNIS LUBANGA

In Summary


  • For the first time, President Kenyatta was in the Rift Valley region without his deputy, Mr William Ruto, who has been criticised for failing to speak out about Mr Rugut's transfer.
  • The President maintained that critics would not prevent delivery of pre-election pledges made by the Jubilee Coalition whose main partners are his party, TNA and Mr Ruto's URP.
  • Wednesday, Kuresoi South MP Zachayo Cheruiyot claimed that the ‘purge' against public and state officials from the Rift Valley was much more than had already been seen.


President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday toured Eldoret Town where he addressed several roadside rallies as he moved to defuse rising political tension within the ruling Jubilee coalition caused by protests over the sharing of top public jobs.

However, the President kept off the issues surrounding the transfer of Mr Kiplimo Rugut from the National Youth Service and calls to sack Devolution Cabinet Secretary Ann Waiguru.

He instead dwelt on the government's commitment to fight terrorism and improve security by recruiting additional police officers and providing them with modern equipment.

For the first time, President Kenyatta was in the Rift Valley region without his deputy, Mr William Ruto, who has been criticised for failing to speak out about Mr Rugut's transfer. The Deputy President has in the past said that he was consulted over the matter and gave his approval. Yesterday, however, he remained in Nairobi to chair a Cabinet sub-committee meeting.

The Head of State made five stopovers at Maili Tisa, Huruma and Eldoret where he addressed rallies before he flew back to Nairobi.

Mr Kenyatta also said his government was not interested in preventing opposition rallies but called for fair criticism.

I WILL NOT BE BOTHERED

"Cord should be given an opportunity to bicker around; I will not be bothered with what they say since it will not give me sleepless nights," he said.

The President maintained that critics would not prevent delivery of pre-election pledges made by the Jubilee Coalition whose main partners are his party, TNA and Mr Ruto's URP.

"The government is firm and no one is going to scare us from our mandate of developing this nation. Let us not dwell on trivial matters and work together as a nation to move forward," he said.

Mr Kenyatta also presided over a passing out parade at the Moi Barracks Recruits Training School in Uasin Gishu County.

The President was accompanied by MPs Oscar Sudi (Kapsaret), Sila Tiren (Moiben), Kangogo Bowen (Marakwet East), Eusila Ngeny (Uasin Gishu Women's Rep); Uasin Gishu Senator Isaac Melly and Governors Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu) and Alex Tolgos (Elgeyo-Marakwet).

Several Rift Valley MPs have recently criticised the Jubilee government following the transfer of Mr Rugut and described the appointment of Dr Nelson Githinji to replace him as part of a ‘purge'.

Wednesday, Kuresoi South MP Zachayo Cheruiyot claimed that the ‘purge' against public and state officials from the Rift Valley was much more than had already been seen.

"The Kalenjin are asking: What is the agenda of the Jubilee government towards the community in terms of its wellbeing? In South Rift today, tea prices are plummeting, yet nobody is showing any concern. Then there is the issue of security in the entire region, again nobody cares," he said.

Mr Cheruiyot, who has been highly critical of Mr Ruto in recent weeks, said the region viewed the removal of Mr Rugut from NYS as a ‘purge' planned by the government and warned that simplistic answers "like that of Ruto" really devastated the community.

Another Baringo MP said the situation on the ground was not good.

"If the replacement was a general or an assistant commissioner of police, it could have been different. But he was replaced by a person whose line of profession is totally different, a very big surprise," said the legislator who did not want to be identified.

Uhuru tours Rift to quell URP protests over key jobs - Politics - nation.co.ke
 

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War of attrition between TNA and URP





Unlike the grand coalition government it all started so well. But things are going wrong by the day. The confused Jubilee government is now eating up itself from inside. All manner of accusation are being thrown from one side of the divide to the other.

The bone of contention being that TNA has basically taken three quarters of the loaf that was to be divided fifty fifty between URP and TNA. All the lofty appointments have so far gone TNA ways leaving URP high and dry.

On the other hand TNA claims that URP men in high places e.g. Kenya Ports Authority only employ Kalenjins in the civil service leaving out Kikuyus. In fact a person visiting Kenya from mars would think that these are the only two tribes in the country for the rest are not even part of the equation in anything.

The issue of William Ruto being disrespected by TNA junior staff in the government is making URP folks very angry. In some cases the DP has been humiliated in public but those in the know say that worse things have happened out of public eyes.

There is a feeling within TNA that Ruto has played his part by delivering the Kalenjin votes to Uhuru. For that he has been awarded with a DP position plus other goodies. He is now expected to sing in praise of Uhuru Kenyatta. The man is learning the hard way that a CS such as Waiguru and many other TNA leaning officials do not give a damn about him nor do they respect his position. Word is that Waiguru has blessings from above to do what she is doing.

As I write this article there is a concerted effort by URP to impeach Waiguru for among other things firing a Kalenjin NYS director but this impeachment plan is dead in the water, its going nowhere.

URP has tried roping in CORD in this circus to no avail. It's said that just about 10 CORD MPs are in support while the rest don't care. Truth of the matter is the URP alone do not have the numbers to impeach Waiguru. This is bad news for Willaim Ruto who is said to be behind the impeachment.

This failure has proved beyond no doubt that he has no powers in the Jubilee government.

Interestingly, URP has tried everything in its power to downplay the rift between the two partners.

Only a few souls such as Keter have dared come out to talk openly on this issue. The opposition that URP was banking on is lukewarm to the named on goings. They simply don't want to be used in the inside war between Kalenjin and Kikuyu.

Kenyans still remember how William Ruto used to chide the PM whenever he complained about the manner in which PNU was treating ODM. Now he is in the receiving end and has completely lost his voice. Unlike the PM who could via the court and parliament counterman illegal moves by Kibaki, the DP has no ammunition for counter attack. The presumably brave and charismatic son of Kalenjin has all of a sudden become a coward who dare not speak up even as "his people" are shafted left, right and center. But as the saying goes, thieves have no honor even amongst themselves. Meanwhile, the country is heading downhill.
 

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Hili taifa la Kenya litasambaratishwa na ukabila akitoka Mkalenjin anakuja Mkikuyu,akiondolewa Mkikuyu anaingia Mkalenjin,halafu bila aibu viongozi wa kitaifa (wabunge,magavana,maseneta )bila aibu wanasimama na kusema watu wetu wamekasirika kwa kuondolewa mmoja wetu katika nafasi ya juu,utafikiri hayo ndio yaliyowafanya wapigiwe kura,kwani akiteuliwa huyo mtu kutoka kabila lako ndio wengine watafaidi hiyo keki?sana sana watakaofaidi huo uteuzi ni familia yake na jamii yake,akiwa kwa madaraka anakula peke yake akitolewa mnataka kabila lote liandamane,hebu jifunzeni na mubadirike UKABILA unaangamiza taifa lenu.
 

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kwa sasa upinzani ina majimbo mawili kuendeleza ghasia za baada ya uchaguzi, pwani na nyanza. . agenda yao kutaka kofi annan kurudi.
 

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