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Is Duale's silence on dam corruption a political strategy?

Carson Jnr
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Majority Leader Aden Duale. [Source/]

It is no secret that Majority Leader Aden Duale is Deputy President's only ally currently standing on his two feet.

Ever since DP Ruto came forward to dispute the alleged theft of billions in Kimwarer and Arror dams scandal, his foot soldiers came forth to offer him a show of solidarity. 

Among them is the Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen.

However, the Garissa Township legislator has kept off the saga, leaving his critics guessing on what he knows in the alleged theft of billions.

Media reports indicate that he's been spending his time in Garissa.

Even as the matter threatens to break his ruling Jubilee coalition, Duale is yet to take sides. 

He is yet to support the deputy president or even fault the head of state and vice versa.

His silence and neutral position in the volatile issue could be a scheme by the DP Ruto so as not to cut off direct links to the presidency. 

Given that Duale is a direct beneficiary of Ruto's former URP party, it is wise of him to stay off the controversial matter for a while.

But from history, Duale does not keep off matters of national importance for long. 

It is just but a matter of days before he gets public on his position on the dams scandal.


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