Reports have emerged of a crisis in Deputy President William Ruto’s camp with a number of his foot soldiers said to be considering dumping him.
At the center of the crisis is the belief that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner Raila Odinga wield so much influence that it may be impossible for them to recapture their seats should they align themselves with the second in command.
The series of losses suffered by DP Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) rattled the Tanga Tanga brigade back to reality.
The Jubilee party has also made it clear that rebels will not be spared in any way with its latest decision to kick out DP Ruto as the deputy party leader.
The decision is reported to have caused fear with many politicians coming to terms that they may not be untouchable afterall with the party taking decisive action against their own commander.
In particular, his allies from Western, Coast and Central regions are a worried lot even as it became clear that the UDA party may not be popular as initially thought.
Leading in dumping Ruto’s camp was Didmus Barasa who announced that he will be taking a break from Tanga Tanga politics to consider his future.
His announcement came in the wake of humiliating defeat in Kabuchai and Matungu where the UDA party left empty handed.
The situation was not any different from other regions where the party lost despite splashing millions in campaigns.
Suspicion has also taken center stage with many of DP Ruto’s allies from Rift Valley believed to be cautious about their counterparts from the Mount Kenya region who are suspected to be spies holding Kieleweke brigade.