As president Uhuru Kenyatta reign comes to an end on Tuesday when his deputy and now president-elect William Ruto will be sworn as the Head of State.
Political orphans cling on a straw but more beaten is business oligarchs who have benefitted from close ties from state house by securing lucrative deals especially in the hospitality industry.
One such person is Mr Isaac Maina Wandere, the proprietor of Wanderjoy Party World, a company that has consistently been charged with state events for decades thanks to his close ties with Mr Kenyatta and his associates.
Mr Wandere is now left exposed and he may find it hard navigating in business circles especially in Mr Ruto’s presidency after he vigorously campaigned for Mr Raila Odinga and even went ahead to bankroll his campaign with Sh 312 millions.
‘’Mr Wandere made a big mistake of mixing politics with business and went ahead to fund Raila Odinga campaign hoping he would win and continue doing business with the government. Unfortunately Raila Odinga lost to Mr Ruto and as you may remember Mr Ruto has been categorical in doing away with few individuals who are well connected tenderpreneurs who have beneffitted from doing business with government for kickbacks,’’ said a source who is in hospitality industry
So connected is Wanderjoy founder that he got exclusive rights to set up a middle class restaurant within the DCI headquarters that is ran by his wife.
Mr Wandere was in the limelight during the elections where he collided with a section of his church leaders at AIPCA church where he is the lead patron after he unsuccessfully tried to prevail upon them to vote for Mr Raila Odinga presidency but it backfired.
This is after the mission leaked and UDA diehards exposed his mission.
Ruto won the presidency through the United Democratic Alliance while Mr Odinga lost through the Azimio la Umoja coalition.