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William Samoei arap Ruto

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


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Assault on Mount Kenya

In a long off-the-cuff speech in Kikuyu Kenyatta sought to mollify his ethnic constituency about the goals of his new-found alliance with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga the proposed constitutional changes by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) economic conditions in the Mount Kenya region and his lukewarm relations with his deputy William Ruto (AC Vol 60 No 19 Bridge of sighs)...


Ruto-Raila (round one)

The by-election campaigns for Kibra (previously Kibera) Kenya's largest slum near downtown Nairobi turned into a full-dress rehearsal of the political contest between Deputy President William Ruto and former opposition leader Raila Odinga...


Bridge of sighs

The report will force Kenyatta to choose between Odinga's position on it – largely favourable – and Deputy President William Ruto's who opposes the report in its entirety...

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A killing joke

The political drama sparked by a fake letter claiming that several cabinet ministers from President Uhuru Kenyatta's Mount Kenya homeland had been plotting to kill Deputy President William Ruto provides yet more evidence of the fragility and fractiousness of his government...


Belt, road and pork barrel

This is a criticism the President has often levelled at the faction of his Jubilee Party that supports Deputy President William Ruto for president in the 2022 elections...


Big data state

Deputy President William Ruto absented himself from the events (AC Vol 60 No 2 Three's a crowd)...


The President's anger

Some of his core constituents – prominent Kikuyu legislators and those who voted for them and his deputy William Samoei Ruto and the Kalenjin – think the reconciliation with Odinga and the Luo community and the resources thrown at it has been at their expense...


Three's a crowd

Kenya's political landscape in 2019 will be dominated by two-way competition between Deputy President William Ruto of the ruling Jubilee Party and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) as each man positions himself for the presidential election of 2022...

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Disputes, disruptions and a new diplomatic order

Campaigners politicians and plotters have started the year with a flurry of activity: protests about electoral shenanigans in Congo-Kinshasa; demonstrations demanding the exit of Sudan's President Omer Hassan el Beshir; the governing Jubilee party in Kenya has started to splinter after top officials quit in protest at Vice-President William Ruto's plans to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta; and security forces killed two soldiers and arrested seven more after a failed putsch in Gabon...

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The year of the empty threat

Pointing to the multiple privileges and trappings of wealth that Kenyatta himself and his deputy William Ruto enjoy the MPs have vowed to disregard him and override his veto of the bill with a two-thirds majority...


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