He is meant to be the unifying factor in the country – Head of State, irrespective of one’s political fidelity. Wasn’t he elected to lead all from the front? But President Uhuru Kenyatta seems to fall back to the pre-election period last year, when he kept hammering his rivals even for non-existent sins. He has pressed the campaign button – and he appears busy glancing through the rear mirror to identify Opposition (read detractors).
Is somebody trying to “overtake” him dangerously? Is it Raila Odinga? Or is Uhuru seeing an apparition of the CORD leader? Why is the President in haste to isolate “Them” (Opposition) from “Us” (Jubilee)?
Some analysts are convinced the Jubilee engine is stuttering. It is no longer sporty to link the Opposition to the ICC case – the “small matter” that rallied the country around Jubilee.
The series of security lapses has left the President exposed, to an extent that even the clueless Opposition finds him hostage to competing interests within his Coalition – or plainly indecisive.
And the Deputy President has picked up new vocation. During the State address following the Mpeketoni raid, the DP stood behind his boss, a position normally reserved for the aide-de-camp, his face stern. What was he doing there?