William Kipchirchir Samoei arap Ruto

William Kipchirchir Samoei arap Ruto


Date of Birth: 21/12/1966
Place of Birth: Sambut Village, Kamagut, Uasin Gishu, Kenya

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Vol 56 N0 3


ICC murder mystery

Yebei was described once as a prosecution and then as a defence witness in the trial of Vice-President William Ruto and the radio DJ Joshua Sang for crimes against humanity in the post-election violence of 2007-08 at the International Criminal Court in the Hague (AC Vol 56 No 1, Economy up, security down)...

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An executive not executing

Squabbling between cabinet secretaries and the heads of ministries has produced a logjam over budgets with Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto constantly intervening to make the system function...

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Bad time for an oil boom

For Deputy President William Ruto, this was a plum appointment...

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Security changes mark a sombre anniversary

The bill was introduced in Parliament by Majority Leader Aden Duale, a loud cheerleader for the governing Kenyatta-William Ruto coalition, known as UhuRuto...

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Opposition misses tricks

President Kenyatta and Vice-President William Ruto are stepping up pressure on the opposition after they blamed 'local political networks' for the mid-June attacks in Mpeketoni near Lamu...

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A rally, not a revolt

Although the Somali Islamist militia Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attacks, Deputy Prime Minister William Ruto insisted they were the work of unnamed opposition politicians...

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A year of living precariously

On leaving a cabinet retreat a fortnight ago, Kenyatta announced that he and his deputy, William Ruto, would take a 20% pay cut, along with their cabinet...

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Jubilee lays into America, too

Rumours and accusationsIn the months that followed, Kenyatta and William Ruto set about demonising the British government and its High Commissioner, Christian Turner...

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No way to run a railway

When, late last year Kenyatta and Vice-President William Ruto visited Eldoret, the hotbed of Kalenjin politics, Keter repeated his allegations of high-level official corruption and added that the new government was not giving Kalenjin people an equal share of public appointments – or government tenders...

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Making the best of the boom

Political worries persist among some investors, who point to Kenya’s involvement in Somalia and South Sudan, as well as the political row over President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto’s International Criminal Court trials...

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