The Strategic Kinship of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto

We survived Kenyatta / We survived Moi
 / We might survive Kibaki
 / Will we survive ourselves? (Anonymous)

The Kenyan politicians Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto have never been closer. Although they are facing charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the two have been busy convening prayer-cum-political rallies across the country in their campaign for the presidency. At almost every rally Uhuru and Ruto have knelt on the dais, been anointed with oil and prayed for, and they’ve delivered campaign speeches that double as sermons about their persecution and martyrdom at the hands of the ICC. Continue reading