By uniting his allies from Kenya's central region, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua aims to establish his own political fiefdom. His plans have raised concerns, however, among some of President Ruto's allies, who fear he is trying to go solo.
The new president William Ruto has secretly decided to put an end to the monopoly enjoyed by Autoport Freight Terminals Ltd, a company owned by Ali Hassan Joho, who is thus paying the price for giving financial support to defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
The poor showing of Raila Odinga, whom Uhuru Kenyatta supported in the presidential election, has prompted the outgoing head of state to change his retirement plans. He is turning his attention to managing his family's empire, which is influential in several profitable economic sectors.
The new US ambassador to Kenya is playing a leading role in easing the tension following William Ruto's victory in this month's presidential election, and the visit of an American senator could be a key move for bringing about political reconciliation.
State House is following with great interest the battle for the governorship of Nakuru, the fourth largest city in the country. Located at a strategic crossroads, the county of which it is the capital is one of the Kenyatta bastions that is in danger of falling into the hands of his deputy president.