July 23, 2010, 7:19 a.m.
A most intriguing political development occasioned by the constitutional referendum is how former President Daniel Arap Moi and his onetime political protege, William Ruto, have closed ranks to lead the NO campaign. It is said that in politics there are no permanent friends or foes, only permanent interests. Do Moi and Ruto have permanent interests, and are these threatened by the proposed constitution? Attempting to answer this question is as interesting and insightful as it is essential to understanding the political ramifications of the proposed constitution.