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Vol 62 No 14

Published 8th July 2021


Why the dynasties fear Ruto

With his rivals mired in litigation and squabbling over who will be their candidate, the Deputy President is again the man to beat

With his rivals bogged down in court trying to salvage the Building Bridges Initiative, Deputy President William Ruto has re-emerged as the man to beat in next August's presidential elections. In the meantime, the increasingly ugly campaigning on both sides bears eerie reminders of the run-up to electoral violence in 2008, when 1,500 people were killed and 600,000 others driven from their homes.

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