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What Vote means to Big 3 - 4 months ago, 22 Sep 00:01

By: Jacob Ngetich

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Thursday’s acrimonious vote has exposed the soft underbellies of three of the country’s top political leaders -- President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The passage of the vote aside, signs are emerging of emboldened parliamentarians, a waning presidency ahead of retirement, lame-duck official opposition leader and a befuddled Deputy President.

Ideally, the political statement issued by the televised acts of defiance of party position in a matter of popular concern ought to move the trio into political introspection. But with one of them retiring and the election four years away from the other two, they were least trifled.

Yesterday, President Kenyatta signed the Finance Bill into law, met Ruto and Raila and flew away to New York leaving the pair to battle with public impressions that they sold them out.

In a brazen show of defiance to their party bosses, ...
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