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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Is William Ruto In Danger Of Being Arrested?

No other politician in Kenya today elicits such strong emotion either of strong hate or extreme fondness. Even Agwambo himself has not been able to keep up with this younger man where extreme emotions from the public are concerned. More so as the latter has tried to mellow down his radical image in preparation for the highest office in the land.

I am of course referring to William Ruto.

Although ODM insiders vehemently deny it, there is a lot of tension within ODM at the moment. In fact the anxiety is much higher than it ever was in the ODM-K days when there was heightened rivalry between Kalonzo Musyoka and Raila Odinga over who would be the party’s presidential nominee.

William Ruto is right at the centre of that heightened tension within ODM today.

This is the man who rubbished the decades of experience of retired former President Moi right across the Rift Valley and delivered virtually the entire Kalenjin community to Arap Mibei (as Raila is fondly referred to by the Kalenjins.)

PNU hardliners have always secretly sworn to deal with Ruto whom they accuse of being the chief orchestrator of the unprecedented violence in the Rift Valley. Interestingly this tough talk against Ruto has not ended with the signing of the peace deal, if anything it has increased considerably and impeccable sources tell this writer that evidence that links Ruto to the killings is being gathered even as you read this. Of course it is possible that this evidence is being put together for blackmail purposes. However this possibility is highly unlikely.

Apart from this evidence being gathered against their man, there are other factors responsible for the heightened tension amongst the Kalenjin community within ODM. The Kalenjin strongly feel that whatever has been achieved in partly reversing the blatant stealing of the presidential elections last year, their community has played the biggest role. It is therefore only fair that they get the majority of cabinet posts allocated to ODM in the grand coalition government. They will therefore settle for nothing less than at least 50 per cent or half the posts.

In fact what is making observers like Kumekucha increasingly nervous is the prospect of anybody going after Ruto, more so at this time when the peace is precarious to say the least. Sadly the truth of the matter is that incidences like the burning of women and children inside a church in Eldoret at the height of the violence, which received considerable International media coverage have pushed this whole issue into the realm of International politics and countries like the United States and others are now insisting that perpetrators of that extremely inhuman crime must be punished.

It is said that the Kalenjin militia who surrounded the church and made sure that the doors were bolted, stood and watched as the mostly Kikuyu women and children inside screamed and begged in vain for their lives. In fact it is said that the onlookers appeared to dance in glee at the horrible, horrible sounds coming from inside the church. Not to mention the distinct and unforgettable smell of human flesh burning.

There is no doubting that it was a hideous and ghastly crime. In fact if I were the judge, the first thing I would do would be to send the suspects for intensive psychiatric assessment.

Still there is a rather strong argument being raised by the Kalenjin community and other ODmers. They ask a simple question. Who was the bigger, inhuman murderer, the militia at that church in Eldoret (who killed a dozen or so people) or those behind the outright rigging of the presidential polls last December? This would include President Kibaki, his advisors and even Samuel Kivuitu and his ECK cronies who insist on hanging on to office to enjoy their big salaries and perks as many Kenyans displaced by their actions struggle to find something to eat.

This is an interesting question because those behind the rigging of the elections, assisted by the government of the United States, caused the death of over 5,000 Kenyans and then to add insult to injury falsified the death toll which to this day is reported everywhere as being a mere 1,000. This is laughable if it wasn’t such a serious issue because there are parts of the Rift Valley where one would count hundreds of bodies rotting on the ground and still unburied. Not to mention the packed mortuary in Kisumu which had hundreds of bodies. Add to that the City Mortuary in Nairobi where we have published photographic evidence in this blog that proves that the death toll could not have been 1,000. So who is the worse murderer and shouldn’t that murderer be brought to book before the Eldoret heartless militia? After all justice is supposed to be impartial. Right?

Actually, you can go tell that to the birds. In Kenya it has been known for a long time that “justice” is only meted out against the weak powerless and poor. For example the jails are full of poor people whose only crime is being poor. As you read this some of them are facing murder charges. The true criminals are not only roaming the streets free as a bird, after bribing their way out, but a good number of them are also sitting in high office in government.

Muta-do?

Some PNU insiders have repeatedly claimed that there is irrefutable evidence that links William Ruto to the violence in the Rift Valley. The only problem is that most of it cannot be used because it would compromise State security. But other evidence experts inform me that it is fairly easy to collect other evidence the minute you are sure you have the right man.

Those close to Ruto argue that their man is innocent and that it is other prominent Kalenjin leaders, some of them mere elders, who were behind the murderous violence in the Rift Valley.

William Ruto himself insists that he is innocent and that he has great love and respect for the Kikuyu community pointing out that his own sister is happily married to a Kikuyu.

Assuming that the government with the prodding of the Americans does not carry out their Kamikaze mission against Ruto, what is the political future of this darling of the Kalenjin community?

The bitter truth is that William Ruto for all his gallant political efforts may end up being the ultimate sacrifice of the ODM political party. This is because where the country’s politics is headed clearly does not favor Ruto politically. For starters after what happened in the Rift Valley recently, it matters little whether Ruto was guilty or not because the vast majority of the Kikuyu community would react even more violently than they ever did against Raila if Ruto were to seek the presidency in 2010, 2012 or whatever year it is we will go back to the polls. It is rather obvious that the next 2 presidents at least will have to be widely accepted across both the ODM strongholds and the PNU ones. This is assuming that Kenyans want their nation to be healed from the nightmare that was launched by the actions of a few Kenyans on the 29th and 30th of last December. If on the other hand, the idea is secession then Ruto would have a very bright political future. It is as simple as that.

And even as ODM struggle to keep their ship intact, a major determining factor in the immediate future of that party is William Ruto. The Kalenjin community too, will be a major force to reckon with in the next 3 or so presidential elections, even though their blue-eyed boy will most likely not be a participant.

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nobody will touch the dude
First any presidential aspirant(Kalonzo,Martha,Kenyatta) want him because of RVP votes. Samoei has shown he can deliver.
Second.
Do you Kalenjin will just sit and watch as their Orkoiyot is Prosectuted .If they fought that hard for Raila how will their fight for Rutto?
Third We still have 500000 IDPs out there Kibaki cant resetled them Raila neither only Rutto can tell Kalenjins to welcome Kikuyus back.
Im sorry to say Rutto is the next Prezi of this Country.
Kiptures Kipkumkweny.

Kimi Raikkonen said...

Ruto and his Kalenjin contemporaries will pay dearly for their crimes against humanity dating back to 1992. Mark my words.
Secondly nobody will be looking to Kalenjins for votes any time soon. Since it is unlikely the GEMA will be presenting a Presidential candidate, those who want to win will be looking to an alliance with GEMA, NOT with Kalenjins, and big tribe candidates from the Kamba, Luhya and Luo will be looking to do a deal with GEMA. Raila and Kalonzo are already front runners in this reality. If Raila chooses to do a deal while keeping the Kalenjin as bossom buddies, he can forget the GEMA vote. Same thing with Kalonzo. In other words, the GEMA will be the kingmakers of the next President, whether you like it or not.

Anonymous said...

Nice try! $15?

Anonymous said...

hahaha Kimi Rai(la)kkonen is a consistent dreamer, I always remember the very first post you left in this blog when we started this struggle and you lost it, now you are it again. you are still misreading this. what the hell with these schemes that you don't even seem to think out be4 penning here? any way as you say, I will watch this one too. and believe you me you are at it again for the wrong reasons. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

To chris and the PNU hardliners,is it only a criminal when the kikuyus are killed ??? Nobody is talking of the LUOS and LUHYAS that were killed in NAIVASHA and NAKURU.The burning of a house in NAIVASHA where the luos had converged to hide from the marauding mungiki sect members.Those were not human beings ???Those pple that are going to arrest and prosecute RUTO shud 1st of all start with GEMA politicians who organized the NAIVASHA genocide,and all the fingers are pointing at the GOVT.The evidence is all over and this is not propaganda it is there in recorded messages.
And to you kimi raikonen you think the GEMA will be the king makers in future ???? continue living in the past.You will be surprised that not very many leaders from the other tribes will ever want to associate themselves with any party that is headed by your GEMA brothers and sisters.GEMA is already a party so why would they want to support any other candidate apart from MONDO WA NYUMBA ???It has never happened and will never happen

Kimi Raikkonen said...

Anon @ 10.46. So you still remember posts i left in the last millenium? I must have made quite an impression, considering that you do not even say what it is i posted that did not come to pass, in your estimation.
And what is it i am in for the wrong reasons? Please explain.
There is a tendency in you ODM fundamentalists to practice a head in the sand religion which advocates that GEMA suddenly does not matter in Kenyan politics. The reason? Because ODM was able to cobble together an alliance that almost toppled the GEMA dominance.
Well, you forget that an alliance like that will sooner or later collapse, for the simple reason that it exists for the sole purpose of "eating", and when it is apparent that eating will not be so easy after all, you hear all the grumbling like you do now from the RV Mps.
They seem to have sensed that all the Powerful positions(Ministries) that guarantee access to the Kitchen where the goat is being roasted and Ugali being cooked, have been shared out secretly between Raila, Kibaki and Kalonzo, and they've been left holding the rope that had tethered the goat. All they can do now is smell the aroma wafting from the kitchen, and it occurs to them that they can make Ugali outside but can only wash it down with the aroma, and thats about it.
If you therefore believe that GEMA does not matter, you do not live in Kenya. Kenyan politics is tribal, no matter how you pretend otherwise. As an ethnic grouping, GEMA is 32% of registered voters. Only an extremely foolish politician can ignore such a block.
GEMA will not present a Presidential candidate in 2012, not after all the demonisation they have undergone, but will get into an alliance where they will support someone else for the Presidency while they provide the PM. It is that simple, that clear. If you imagine that Raila and Kalonzo are not eyeing that block vote, then you are truly a dunderhead and do not know what is really going on.

Anonymous said...

God will deal with William Ruto, that is all I can say. Everyone knows that ruto is amass murderer.

he may walk and preach all the water he can but we all know he drinks wine.

the truth is that the kalenjin community is already being sidelined. Note that the army is being de-kalenjinisedjust a sthe NSIS and the police force have been.

it will take time but the retaliation is surely slowly coming.

the days of impunity are long gone, no ay can u burn women and children in God's church and expect to get away with it, from the people who actually did it, to the ones who incited and financed it, it's a curse pon them

Anonymous said...

Samoei delivered to ODM the crucial tilt vote-100%.We followed his speeches before the election and at no time did he advocate for violence.Kenyans died in Nakuru,Naivasha,Kisumu in big numbers.Why is Eldoret special?The Nyeri mp who received a visa ban for channeling funds to the Mungiki r.v.operation is still a free man.
More Kikuyus died in R.Valley in 1992 than 2007-was anyone charged?
Ruto is the new Minister of State-provincial administration.As Kiptures posted :who will resettle the Kikuyus in Eldoret apart from Ruto?
If you touch Ruto then you are asking Kalenjin youth to arise and defend their own.
When Raila went to visit Kibor at Eldoret police station they clearly told arap Mibei:...if they have reduced the Luo numbers please count on us to defend odm to the very end.
I am not supporting the kikuyu massacre in any way-all am saying is that please agitate another community now not the Kalenjins.We saw and we saw - they blocked roads in North Rift for two weeks.Ni kama hatukuwa na serikali?

Dj Rik.

Anonymous said...

Samoei delivered to ODM the crucial tilt vote-100%.We followed his speeches before the election and at no time did he advocate for violence.Kenyans died in Nakuru,Naivasha,Kisumu in big numbers.Why is Eldoret special?The Nyeri mp who received a visa ban for channeling funds to the Mungiki r.v.operation is still a free man.
More Kikuyus died in R.Valley in 1992 than 2007-was anyone charged?
Ruto is the new Minister of State-provincial administration.As Kiptures posted :who will resettle the Kikuyus in Eldoret apart from Ruto?
If you touch Ruto then you are asking Kalenjin youth to arise and defend their own.
When Raila went to visit Kibor at Eldoret police station they clearly told arap Mibei:...if they have reduced the Luo numbers please count on us to defend odm to the very end.
I am not supporting the kikuyu massacre in any way-all am saying is that please agitate another community now not the Kalenjins.We saw and we saw - they blocked roads in North Rift for two weeks.Ni kama hatukuwa na serikali?

Dj Rik.

Anonymous said...

I have been going though some of the comments posted on this site and I must say I am disapointed, it apears most of the pple is not all who post their comments do so based on some litrature they read some where and not through experience, I was born in Uasin Gishu district rift valley province, I went trough my primary school there before joining a high school in Marakwet district, and later went to college in Nairobi we were victims of post election violence in 1992 that forced us to relocate and start life a fresh in Nyahururu currently I live and work in Mombasa, what am I trying to say ?? from My exprience through intracting with almost all communities in Kenya, Kalenjin communities have the highest numbers of war like pple in Kenya, being realistic not all of them can be regarded as such but majority of them especially at this stage in their political history especially considering the fact that they are still suffering from Nyayo hang overs can easly be recruited into militias, let us not lie to ourselfs that the vilence were not pre planed they were>>> unfortunately pple who planed and executed this acts bear no guilt in there soles because this is how they were brought up killing is there part of life they cherished and enjoyed the deaths the same way you can enjoy the birth of a new born, I hear some of them are being honoured depending on how may Kikuyu's they killed but who can blame them ?? this is who they are and who they will remain.

Anonymous said...

And so for the MUNGIKI financiers,the likes of uhuru kenyatta,john michuki,joe wanjui,george muhoho njenga karume just but to mention a few they MUST also face the full force of LAW.We keep on hearing of no amnesty, well and good kenyans especially from WESTERN PART OF KENYA are watching, how that NO AMNESTY will be applied

Anonymous said...

Bill Ruto is a true son of Kenya, anyone who thinks otherwise is day dreaming and all I can say is, arrest him and the whole country will revolt and I mean the whole country, obviously with the exception of Central province. How about Uhuru Kenyatta and Kibaki are they about to be arrested for the atrosisiticties in Nauru and Naivasha? Or are they not Kenyans those who were burnt in their houses in Naivasha and had their Heads and genitals chopped? yes including women and children by Mugiki? Let’s look at reconciliation for the country and not try to score cheap point while living in the comforts of the Diaspora. Kenya is our country we can together build a prosperous nation or we can equally destroy it

Anonymous said...

Very true @ anonymous 6:44am let them arrest RUTO and then we will see what next .There are enough evidence linking top govt officials (GEMA) to the NAIVASHA/NAKURU massacre and let saitoti and karua start from there.

Anonymous said...

Nobody is untouchable ,and mark my words,William Ruto already has his name engraved on a silver bullet,its just waiting to be delivered!!

Anonymous said...

I was watching this guy William Ruto throughout the campaign and thinking that there was something very eery about him. There he was talking about change and human rights as if nobody in the country knew what his background was. So, who is William Ruto? Let’s see:

Before 1992, Ruto used to idle around the Hilton Hotel, jobless. The Youth for Kanu ‘92 gave him a lifeline. With Cyrus Jirongo, they devoured on millions of stolen money to campaign for Kanu. And when he got a chance to join the government, Ruto went on a looting spree, almost bankrupting the Kenya Pipeline. This is the man Raila had designated to be Kenya’s Prime Minister!

Now, this man is being singled out as one of the masterminds behind the violence in the rift valley. A pattern seems to be emerging here. I now believe that the same people who planned the land clashes in 1992 and 1997 are the same one’s who planned the violence last week. In 1992 and 1997, Moi and Biwott were in power and these people were able to get away with it. However, times have changed and this is why I think there has to be retaliation. They got away with it twice (in ‘92 & ‘97) and it emboldened them; and if you let them get away with it again, they will repeat this same pattern of violence in 2012. At this point, I really believe that Kibaki has a moral obligation, {especially to those 50 women and children who were burnt alive in that church} to go after and eliminate, the funders and organizers of this ethnic cleansing campaign.

So, as I was writing this post, I thought about the Israeli model of vengance. The Israeli’s have a special assasination unit called the “Kidon”. The Kidons are made up of men from Israel’s armed forces, whose job is to find and eliminate anyone who plans or funds activities that kill Jews. If you watched the movie Munich, which was based on a true story of how Israeli avenged the deaths of 18 olympic athletes who were killed at the 1972 olympics in Germany, you’d know that the people who carried out those reprisals came from a specialized Kidon unit.

If you’ve read books on the Israeli Mossad (& I think I’ve pretty much read all of them), you’d know that they just don’t put together a Kidon unit in a willy nilly fashion. They begin by selecting the best recruits from their armed services and they put them through a battery of physical and mental tests (IQ tests, psychological tests, physical fitness tests, etc, etc) - because of the sensitive and high stakes nature of these operations, they want to make sure that the people recruited into these units will:

1) Have a very high level of success in carrying out their mission {and}

2) Will not get caught ; or even if there is suspicion, nothing will be traced back to them.

Once the Israeli government identifies a group of Arabs that they want eliminated, they activate a Kidon Unit and send them to work. Now, some may argue that the violence in Israel is still going on, but without those Kidons, it would have been much, much, worse. The real purpose of the Kidons is to avoid engaging in mass killings of innocent civilians and to let future perpetrators know that if they continue to fund these activities, they will pay a price with their lives.

Kibaki needs to create a Kidon unit that will identify and eliminate the perpetrators and funders of this continued violence in the rift valley. He cannot let them get away with this because they will do it again (they’ve done it 3 times already). However, if the raid on the Standard was any indication of how the CID operates, they’ll need to do a lot more training.

In closing, I will say this: William Ruto is a very cocky man. He corruptly obtained wealth and power at quite a young age, he was protected by Moi for many years and he still thinks he’s untouchable. I’d be a very worried man if I were him right now.

Anonymous said...

Interesting view of things here, but there are a few issues that must not escape our minds. Its easy to say that Kikuyu's also killed or Luo's also killed and so on, but in retrospect what we are doing is trying to justify the killings deep inside. We are actually trying to defend our kinsmen for the blood they shed. Polls have been stolen all over the world, and in countries that are on true paths of democracy, it never has to go to bloodshed. The U.S poll was stolen the Ukrainian poll was stolen...but no lives were lost. the Kenyan poll 1997 was stolen but the Kikuyu didn't start slaughtering left right and center. So its not about who stole the poll, but who started the violence. There are other ways that those who felt aggrieved could have persued. But they chose to start killing women and children , for what to justify that the polls were stolen? violence is a cycle and its starts with one killing which is revenged and then the cycle is repeated and then it suddenly takes a life of its own. so if the so called Kalenjin warriors could have respected the sanctity of life and used other means...e.g chase the kikuyu out of their so called land without killing them...then maybe the violence wouldn't have mutated. All in all the bottom line is that a stolen poll is not worth the blood of innocent women men and children.
Another point that we must also remember is that the Kalenjin have clearly been duped by their own so called Orokoiyots, most of these elders have stolen a lot of land from their own people and continue to use the tribal smoke screen to agitate their peoples emotions while they enrichen them selves. The end product is a lot of poverty and marginalization even after years of Kalenjin rule, they ruled for 24 years and their people have nothing to show for it, the others survived the 24years and came out still shining, if you have ever watched the movie "shaw shank redemption" then you will know what i mean - a guy swims through two football size fields of human waste and still comes out clean, these Kikuyus will always be on top whether we like it or not so lets spread some love and stop hating.And i don't think they have done more wrong than any of us have in our life times. Of the mungiki its the same Kalenjins under Moi who pushed these people to a corner to an extent they had to defend themselves and the same Moi later turns around and joins up with the Mungiki. I think our people need a lot of education, just watch the next few years, the Kikuyus will be resettled, either in Rift Valley or else where and they will rise and shine, but the "valley of death" will seek more blood as its likely that after the outsiders are gone, then the insiders look for excuses to their social problems coz nothing changes and finding non they turn on their own, so the next bow and arrow games might be between kalenjin haves and Kalenjin have nots. If you check out land statistics in Kenya and esp in the Rift Valley you will realize that the so called outsiders have much less than 10% of the land, the problem may not be really land as such but politics associated with land, and in the end the politicians of the rift valley are experts at using the "the land question" to deal at their game, so i wonder what they will use in future. But remember a stolen poll is not worth the blood of innocent children,women and men in Kisumu, Rift Valley or Nairobi, not now and not in a million years.

Anonymous said...

ODM should be remanding the ministry of home affairs so as to to expand our prisons to accomodate the likes of orkoiyot(sic) Ruto. that Ruto should spend the rest of his in kamiti is not debatable. Kalenjins will live to regret voting Odm. Watch this space!!

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