The political courts have formalized the much-anticipated divorce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto. The divorce was legalized at State House Nairobi, in the absence of the willing partner, DP William Ruto. – By Harry Kimoli

A communique from State House, signed by Kanze Dena announced the sacking of DP Ruto”s henchman, Kipchumba Murkomen, and replaced him with Samuel Poghisio, a double-edged political sword from West Pokot.

So where and when was the decision to divorce Ruto taken? After the 2017 general election, Ruto’s ‘sell-by date’ arrived. It was time to move on.

Like the late George Saitoti who was used by then President Moi for political expediency; Ruto has served his purpose and must face the guillotine machine politically.

Steps taken by Uhuru to kick out Ruto

  • Uhuru allows Raila to be sworn in as people’s President despite opposition by DP Ruto who wanted Raila charged with Treason.
  • President Uhuru signed a handshake deal with Raila in March 2018 a move that also caught Ruto by surprise.
  • Uhuru announces demonetization of the Sh.1000 note, making loads of illegally acquired cash useless.
  • Uhuru declares sacking of former Treasury CS Henry Rotich, charging him with graft.
  • Uhuru appoints Matiangi to coordinate Government affairs…ignores Ruto tantrums over the same
  • Uhuru snubs Ruto in the management of Covid-19, allows Mutahi Kagwe to run the show. This led to a Ruto-eclipse from the public, who has since been working from home.
  • Uhuru warms to KANU leader Gideon Moi who he signs a pact with, further humiliating Ruto’s foothold in Rift Valley.