The crave with which Ruto’s kalenjins are pushing him to be president in 2022 leaves me with a lot conclusions as a keen Kenyan. The desperation,the urge and thirst with which Ruto himself is hunting for the presidency backed by his rift valley cabal needs some little interrogation.
They threaten,talk bad,talk big,talk money,talk breasts…do this,do that ….do all.
Why the urgency for a kalenjin presidency?? Moi just left the other day after a long time!!!!
Here is the truth.
√Moi,a kalenjin,ruled Kenya for 24 years and the kalenjins benefited from his presidency. Any Kenyan who lived under Moi will testify that kalenjins owned Kenya. They ran roughshod over other communities. They were advantaged and favored in everything. They were policemen, soldiers,parastatal chiefs,clerks,ministers, directors,Dos,Dcs…. everything..even with every little education.In fact the police ascent till today reflects that of the kalenjin..because it was kalenjin owned and dominated. A bigger percentage of government projects went to rift valley.Roads were tarmacked where no vehicle passed.
√Kenya belonged to kalenjins and they owned it fully. No one talked. They were everywhere and you couldn’t do anything in Kenya without their approval. If you wanted anything in any government office,you looked for a kalenjin friend to escort you to talk your way through.
√Remember the Barngetunys,the Chelugets,the Biwotts,the Cheserems,the Kuleis??…Kenya literally belonged to kalenjins. They had an unlimited access to statehouse. It was their home.
√They took anything they wanted. All government jobs belonged to them and they could only give away what was left. All government lands belonged to them and they grabbed every parcel. They borrowed agricultural loans from the government institutions,bought tractors,did large scale agriculture and Moi waived it unconditionally.
√Anything that went in the hands of other communities was considered a favor and they were expected to take it with a lot of humility.
√It was all sweet for the long 24yrs until Moi’s reign suddenly dried. They literally cried as power changed hands and Moi boarded a helicopter to Kabarak. They wept. It was unbelievable.
√Since then Kalenjins have thirsted for one of them to be President….. again. They want to go back there. Nothing,No position will quench their thirst other than the presidency.They will only rest if they dominate again.
√During the grand coalition government, Raila gave the kalenjin community alone a whooping 5flags,several assistant ministers,Psses and several other key posts, but they still complained they were shortchanged. It was nothing to a community that had the yam and the knife in their hands for 24yrs.
√Uhuru made Ruto his deputy,gave him a half of the government with authority to do appointments which he gave to kalenjins onlu…but that would not quench their thirst. It was not enough. Ruto went to an early campaign frenzy because his community wants to go back to where they were for 24yrs under moi. They want nothing other than the presidency. They are itching for dominance. They want power like they knew it. They want other communities to be at their feet like they were under moi.
But the news I have for them….
This is 2021.We passed the 70s,80s and 90s long time ago.
ALL TRIBES MATTER.