The cold war pitying President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto is bound to escalate in the coming weeks as President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Kieleweke team are set to implement a raft of parliamentary changes meant to cut William Ruto to size. Currently Ruto controls both houses of parliament with his allies holding key parliamentary leadership positions.
In new changes proposed by Uhuru Kenyatta which according to credible sources is meant to assert is authority and drive the Big 4 agenda, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi is poised to replace Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen as the Senate Majority leader. This comes just days after the President sacked Mwangi Kiunjuri as the Agriculture CS in a move meant to cut the growing influence of the Deputy President in Mt. Kenya. The President also moved Water CS Simon Chelugui to the less glamorous Labor docket.
Kipchumba Murkomen is a key Ruto ally and close confidant and repalcing Murkomen with Gideon will be seen as a direct stab on the Deputy President. Murkomen has been a fierce critic of President Uhuru Kenyatta and on a number of occasions, he has publicly criticized some of Uhuru’s decisions.
According to reliable sources, Uhuru Kenyatta is reportedly in discussion with Gideon Moi to replace Murkomen. Kanu has been on the forefront agitating for more positions in Jubilee government claiming they vigorously campaigned for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika is also targeted for replacement as the Senate majority whip and her position will be taken by Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi. The DCI has also opened investigation into her dual citizenship. It will be quite ironical however considering President Uhuru Kenyatta thrashed the condition for dual citizenship by State Ofiicers when he appointed Mwende Mwinzi as Ambassador to South Korea. On Monday, Kihika together with Nakuru MP Davida Gikaria were barred from entering a venue where Uhuru Kenyatta was issuing title deeds.
A number of Parliamentary committee leadership are also targeted in the new purge. The crackdown against TangaTanga adherents while it’s believed will cut Ruto’s growing influence, may not be a walk in the park considering William Ruto is supported by a majority of MPs in both houses. He also enjoys enviable support from Mt. Kenya and Jubilee controlled zones. The move could also worsened the strained relationship between Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William RUto which is said to be on its lowest point
National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale has been put on a ‘wait and see’ as his lukewarm support for the BBI is scrutinized with a tooth comb. Duale is a staunched supporter and ally of DP Ruto.