The war on graft has taken a center stage, with other legislatures claiming that the war is targeting their community.
Now Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso claims Deputy President William Ruto is being persecuted.
“I want to say, we are seeing bad signs. We are seeing our person being persecuted. He is being treated as though he never worked. And all of us know the work DP has done. He traversed the whole country, but if you look at how he is being treated now …” she protested.
The rebellion has been systematic and was initially being waged by DP Ruto’s allies only.
Over the weekend, a furious DP, taking his cue from his allies, accused investigating agencies of selective prosecutions, devoid of facts and propelled by lies.
Ruto has said that only Sh7 billion on the dams is in question, and every shilling guaranteed, while investigators say the amount is Sh21 billion.
“As we move forward as a nation, selective prosecution targeting predetermined individuals and projects, and steamrolled by a narrative of convenient lies and falsehood and propaganda, is not a fight against corruption,” Ruto said on Saturday at the Coast.
“It’s impunity, it’s politics, and it’s headed in the wrong direction.”
This was the first major pointer that the gloves were off in Jubilee, with the President and his deputy headed for an open clash.