Subdued Rutto overshadowed by superiors
11 May 2015, 13:38
Nairobi - Isaac Ruto is a fiery character that never shies away from speaking his mind, but he was conspicuously quiet with the arrival of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.
The Bomet Governor cut a forlorn figure on the dais at the top two Jubilee coalition leaders strutted their stuff at the Bomet Stadium Sunday.
He looked very much out of his comfort zone.
When his turn to speak came, he took no part in political talk, instead focusing on the matter of the day, a church fundraising function.
Uhuru and Ruto though, took no time to criticize anyone looking to disrupt the Jubilee coalition, at times swinging a punch Rutto's way.
" No one should lie that we are unhappy. We are happy. The media and all those who are propagating that there are problems within the coalition must cease," Uhuru said.
Ruto on the other hand said that despite the noise made by others, the United Republican Party URP will remain a part of the Jubilee alliance Party.
And according to experts, Governor Rutto was quiet but for good reason.
" I thought it was a good idea that he was quiet and steered away from politics, Julius Kipng'etich, a political scientist from the region said.
" It was a situation Ruto is not used to. He could not speak his mind but it was for the best.
" A public shouting match would have been an embarrassment for the party and it is great that he steered away from politics and supremacy battles," he adds.
Others though, felt that Ruto knew he could not win a battle in a shouting match with the DP.
" It was his day to accept that bigger people than him were in town and accepting and I think he did that well," Michael Njenga, a political scientist said.
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