As Uhuru Kenyatta’s purge in the ruling party Jubilee takes more shape, political observers are keenly observing DP Ruto’s backyard in the Rift Valley. When the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika were removed from their positions in the Senate, those who replaced them are perceived to be William Ruto’s opponents in the expansive Kalenjin vote basket.
During the 2017 elections, one formidable voice against the Deputy President was Isaac Ruto, the first Bomet governor, who went against the grain and stood for re-election using his own Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) when the region’s United Republican Party (URP) was folded into the new Jubilee Party.
Today, it was reported that a chopper picked Isaac Ruto from his Chepalungu home in Bomet County and brought him to Nairobi ostensibly for discussions on his entry to a government of national unity of sorts. Is the Bomet governor making a come back after being humiliated, even during Joyce Laboso’s final journey?