Crackdown on DP William Ruto’s Businesses Empire begins

President Uhuru Kenyatta accuses his DP William Ruto of undermining his government from within saying the high priest of the Hustler Nation should have long quit office

By The Weekly Vision Online

A frustrated President Uhuru Kenyatta has now ordered a crackdown on DP William Ruto’s Businesses Empire accused of evading paying tax. The President has tasked top officials of KRA to liaise with DCI, DPP and EACC to “audit” Ruto”s “obscene” income, informed sources told The Weekly Vision Online.

DP Ruto and his rebel gang have been celebrating the collapse of Uhuru’s BBI pet project which has collapsed twice in court and daring the head of state to do his worst. Never in the history of independent Kenya has a deputy enjoyed such immense powers as those enjoyed by DP Ruto. The late president Moi and Kenyatta Senior must be turning in their graves.

William Ruto, Kenya’s 8th DP since independence has openly defied his boss and remained in office to brag about it. On questions over his wealth, Ruto publicly admitted making 1 million shillings a day selling eggs from his 250,000 chicken farms in Eldoret. This is said to have angered the president who has repeatedly told his deputy to pack up and leave his government.

Uhuru accuses Ruto of undermining his government from within saying the high priest of the Hustler nation should have long quit office. But as a defiant Ruto hangs on, the president is aware he is running out of options in taming his deputy who is determined to succeed him.

The president on the other hand can’t fire him from office without bringing down the entire government as they were elected on a joint ticket

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy are constitutionally “conjoined” at the hips even as the president enters the twilight of his final year in office. A defiant Ruto completely sidelined out of all state functions has kept “creating” visibility from his Karen residence-cum-office.

Ruto has laughed off attempts to impeach him in parliament as propagated by nominated MP Maina Kamanda a close confidant to the president. Enjoying support from 168 MPs and half the senate, Ruto is seating pretty undisturbed as he knows getting two thirds to impeach him would be a tall order.

The president on the other hand can’t fire him from office without bringing down the entire government as they were elected on a joint ticket. A raft of BBI proposals that were supposed to address this has been roundly trashed by the courts as defiant judges told off the head of state.

A final appeal now pending at the Supreme Court might still fail, many political and legal watchers are warning. Many say it will be a tall order for CJ Matha Koome and her Supreme Court Justices to reverse rulings from two courts endossed by 13 high court judges.

But Kenyatta is crossing his fingers expecting Koome to save the day for the BBI brigade whose reggae music was switched off months ago. Raila had kept insisting “no one can stop reggae” but Ruto taunted him that it would be stopped! Another final defeat at the courts would effectively shut down Uhuru backed One Kenya Alliance (OKA) coalition.

Already OKA principles who include ANC Luhya torch bearer Musalia Mudavadi, and Wipers’ flip-flopping leader Kalonzo Musyoka insist they must run for president. President Kenyatta fall-out with his deputy continues to be a nagging political reality that has reduced the head of state into a “lame duck” president.

The lame-duck tag continues to stigmatize the split ruling jubilee party with handshake ally opposition leader Raila Odinga, watching from the sidelines as his once bitter foes tear each other apart. Like a vulture waiting for its prey, Raila has been eager to see the party he twice failed to defeat collapse into political oblivion.

With KRA bulldogs on his doorstep, a defiant William Ruto is challenging his tormentors to “bring it on” cheered on by his Mount Kenya allies.

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