Sunday September 9, 2019-Renowned scholar and columnist, Prof Makau Mutua, has once again lambasted Deputy President William Ruto saying he is powerless since the elevation of Fred Mataingi as “Super Minister”.
Early this year, President Uhuru Kenyatta elevated Matiangi, who is Interior Cabinet Secretary, to super minister who is in charge of all ministers.
Now Makau Mutua termed Ruto’s office as impotent and highfalutin saying the President at his own pleasure can any time render him as nugatory and utterly ceremonial.
“The man from Eldoret is barely politically alive, but only by dint of his own cunning. Otherwise, in the political lexicon, Mr. Ruto is a dead man walking. Don’t take it from me – read Mr. Kenyatta’s lips.” read part of Makau’s piece in one of the local dailies.
He argued that by Mr Kenyatta giving Matiang’i more powers to oversee not only the Big Four Agenda but effectively coordinates the daily running of government clearly showed that Ruto was definitely falling into a political hole Mr. Matiang’i remaining the man to watch in 2022.
Makau, who is also a human right activist and a lawyer ,concluded by saying Uhuru has managed to neuter the DP since he has no powers to sack him.
The Kenyan DAILY POST