Deputy President William Ruto
The DP has a knack of making enemies with abandon. William Samoei Ruto-or WSR to some-is arguably the most loathed politician in East Africa. Apart from enjoying a near fanatical following in his populous Rift Valley political bastion and some parts of Central Kenya, WSR is hated in equal measure by other tribes. He has been linked to land grabbing cases-earning the moniker of Ole Mashamba-, teargasing of innocent school children and now the alleged killing of businessman Jacob Juma.
Joseph Ole Nkaissery-CS
He was poached from the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) by President Uhuru Kenyatta and appointed the Internal Security and Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary replacing Joseph Ole Lenku. Although he has managed to contain Al Shabaab terrorists to some extent, the rtd Major General is cracking hard on his critics with an iron fist. Bloggers have been state guests for expressing views that are deemed to be critical to the government. The same treatment, if not worse, has been extended to rioters picketing for a just society.
Raila Amolo Odinga-Cord Principal
The opposition chief is a thorn in the flesh of the ruling Jubilee coalition. The Kikuyu community has been fed to believe that Raila is the devil incarnate. Rumors abound that once he assumes the presidency he will take land that was grabbed by the Kikuyu elite and persecute members of the community. The Cord leader has made more enemies for calling for protests to eject IEBC commissioners from office.
Johnstone Muthama-Machakos Senator
A fearless critic of the Jubilee administration and a force to reckon with in Ukambani politics. Muthama has led, together with Orengo, a number of demonstrations to force IEBC commissioner out of office. The Machakos Senator is remembered for claimimng President Uhuru Kenyatta had an affair with Devolution CS Anne Waiguru during a rally in Uhuru Park. The political dalliance with RAO has made Uhuru supporters hate Muthama with unrivalled passion.
Kimani Ngunjiri-Bahati MP
The legislator was captured on camera urging residents of Nakuru to evict members of the Luo community. Kimani and Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua are said to have organized boda boda riders and youths believed to be Mungiki adherents to disrupt Raila Odinga rally held in the region. Kimani was captured telling the youths that Luo’s had set ablaze Naivas supermarket among other properties belonging to members of the Kikuyu community. He went on to urge the youths to avenge by evicting Luo’s from Nakuru.
Kipchumba Murkomen-Senator Elgeyo Marakwet
This young legislator is fast becoming the latter day court jester. He will be the first to defend the Deputy President even when it is wise to ‘shut his mouth’. Some view his antics driven by the need for political survival. His recent utterances that Raila took part in the assassination of businessman Jacob Zuma.