NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 5 — The exchange of words that characterised the relationship between Deputy President William Ruto and Mombasa Governor Ali Joho late last year replayed itself on Saturday afternoon.
Each in the ‘home turf’ of the other as it were with Joho in the Rift Valley and with Ruto, at the Coast.
With the threat of a downpour looming, Joho used up what precious little he had in mic time to disparage the Deputy President by repeatedly branding him a thief.
And while the Deputy President may not have named names himself, there was very little doubt to whom he made reference when like President Uhuru Kenyatta before him, put ‘highly placed’, ‘cunning’ drug barons on notice.
“We put the drug barons on notice that they should go and conduct their business elsewhere, not Kenya. You will find no peace here. We cannot allow you to wreck the lives of others’ children with your powder while your children are in school.”
On February 1 on his return from the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, President Uhuru Kenyatta gave the same notice.