In what was to be another shot at Uhuru, Deputy President William Ruto led his UDA/KK brigade to Thika Stadium yesterday with one message in mind: to show President Uhuru the political middle finger.
They started with a church service where the presiding man of God set one rule: no politicking.
For the last four years, Ruto had used Mt. Kenya church to guilt-trip a whole community. He preached to them how he had saved them from all manner of opposition evil. This guilt-tripping has returned to haunt and hound the Kikuyu, who now feel they are obligated under some moral urging to support William Ruto.
In Thika, signs of trouble started with an ambivalent crowd hesitant to swallow every diatribe the Ruto gang was throwing at Uhuru as gospel truth.
Then there was the issue of the crowd, paltry as it was, restless to incendiary rhetoric. Save for the paid pipers near the podium, the rest of the attendees followed in awed silence.
Frustrated, Ruto doubled down on his most toxic zingers. He launched scathing salvos at Uhuru, at Raila, at Azimio, at the world, and at the heavens, for abandoning him.
Lastly, in his typical religious idolatry, he commandeered the UDA god of vengeance to avenge for him. He left Thika, crestfallen, promising to return.