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Loyalty has its payoffs...

This past week was chock full of the kind of intrigue that a top rated soap opera or political drama can only dream of, with the constitutional debate heating up and the lines between the ‘Yeses’ and the ‘No’s being drawn firmly in the sand political loyalty would count more than ever before. The week started off as any other, then Wednesday swung around and the political air became hotter than a Mombasa mid day. It all began when the President and Prime Minister put their heads together in consultation and reshuffled their cabinet. As with any reshuffle someone had to ‘demoted’, this time around that (un)lucky- though he would have us believe otherwise- someone was William Samoei Arap Ruto whose once friendly and cordial relationship with the PM took on a sour note a few months ago when the latter attempted – unsuccessfully – to suspend the then Agriculture and Education ministers on grounds of corruption. This act has only served to intensify the rocky relationships. Rutos demotion …