In his bid to convince Rift Valley leaders to back him, the DP claims that had leaders not shelved their ambitions, Moi would not have ruled. Like Moi was the best thing to have happened to Kenya:
Here is an excerpt stolen from the Daily Nation:
In what seemed to be a message directed to Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, Mr Ruto said many people had shelved their own ambitions and persevered to allow retired President Daniel arap Moi ascend to power following the death of Kenya’s founding President Jomo Kenyatta in 1978.
“Why do you want to spoil things for me now? Let’s all travel together in this journey in one direction. The government is big enough to accommodate all of us. If everyone had thumped their chests in the past, President Moi would never have ruled this nation,” he said.
Granted, Ruto has a point but he should also realize that Moi was one of the worst blunders to ever strut the Kenyan political stage. Despicably, he is claiming that the government is ‘big’ enough to accommodate ‘everyone’; he should instead have said that Kenyan governments have always been big enough to accommodate political sycophants, political rejects like Muskari Kombo, and those with political connections.
It has never been big enough to accommodate the wishes of ordinary Wanjiku(security, health care, affordable basic needs and accountability).
Look at this statement by Ruto: “Why do you want to spoil things for me now? . For heaven’s sake, everyone else has a right to contest for the presidency? Who told Ruto that he has patented the presidency?
This reminds me of the bile that P. Kenneth and Karua received from Kikuyus because they were ‘spoiling’ uhuru’s chances. Who told them that Uhuru had natural rights to be the leader of the Kikuyus?
So, as an investor, I should not open up a supermarket because, you know, I will be ‘spoiling’ the corporate success of Nakumatt?
So, a young Maasai boy should not train hard for 800m race because, you know, he will be ‘spoiling’ the chances for Rudisha come the Olympics Games??
They were saying that the Kikuyus had ‘spoken’ with ‘one voice’ like the Mama Mboga in Nyeri was ever consulted!
When will commoners realize that leaders in Kenya are created in the lofty rooms of Serena?
I will only believe that Kenya is headed for political maturity when a Kikuyu presidential candidate will receive 300,000 votes in Nyanza because of his progressive policies on the Fishing industry and, additionally, when a Luo presidential candidate receives 1 million votes from central Kenya because of his remarkable policies to revive the coffee/tea sectors.