Deal with it
Thus we must now redirect energy on investigating alleged serious abuses alleged by M2 as counter-defence strategy and the spotlight must remained focused on whether he himself abetted any crime by withholding information that would have served wider public interest.
The Prime Minister (PM) must now deal with the challenge without wishing it away, in order to demonstrate, even if politics are at play, he has nothing to do with any abuse of authority by anyone close to him by virtue of employment or other relationships.
The PM is best advised to proactively deal with the matter with speed, so that in the end, the public can assign or reassign any political liability to where it belongs.
Thirdly, for M2 and other advisors in general, they must always remember that their role is only to render advice and the enormity of making the decision and electing out of available choices remains the responsibility of the leaders, who may choose to do nothing (that also constituting a decision).
Blaming the boss
Which begs the question: Did M2 mistakenly sees his position as that of a decision maker acting on behalf of PM or being a potentially the third Principal? How can he blame his boss for settling a dispute in formation of government when the country was on the brink of collapse and degenerating into civil war?
Is it possible that just because of his emerging demeanour, M2 contributed to the Coalition totally unaware of the mood of the hour as seen by his boss?
The land question is matter of a delicate unfinished business, but it is not as easy as expecting Lands minister James Orengo, notwithstanding his alleged Sh500,000 suit, to confiscate a tea estate and factory simply because it was owned by a former President.
In the end, the real power of governance and considerations are much more than it appears outside Government and power corrupts absolutely.
Finally, M2 must now be seen as a very valuable witness with critical information that could serve public interest.