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Kenya

William Samoei arap Ruto

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


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Keeping up with the Kenyattas

Like most Kalenjin the two politicians resent of the President's treatment of his Deputy William Ruto (a Kalenjin) now practically excluded from all aspects of government by a squad of the President's closest advisers led by Jubilee Party deputy chairman David Murathe in alliance with Raila Odinga's key men in the Orange Democratic Movement...


The Kenyatta-Odinga deal starts fraying

After President Kenyatta purged loyalists to Deputy President William Ruto he brought in a new cadre of allies in charge of the ruling Jubilee party's parliamentary affairs (AC Vol 61 No 12 Uhuru takes it out on his party)...

Their frustration with the government's economic mismanagement the President's embrace of Raila Odinga (having earlier demonised him) and the Kenyatta family's monopolistic business tactics had sent the traders and farmers into William Ruto's camp...


A big tent for Moi's children

Having fallen out with Nasa leader Raila Odinga during the fluid aftermath of the January 2018 faux swearing-in which he failed to attend and despite some flirtations unable to reconcile himself either to the factions of Kenyatta or Deputy President William Ruto in the ruling party Mudavadi has found himself in retreat from national politics and therefore increasingly locked inside Western Kenya's fractious leadership contests...


Uhuru takes it out on his party

The parliamentarians were therefore expecting a lengthy list of tasks on their role in realising that legacy which might even include reconciliation between the President and his deputy William Ruto...


The one-party statesmen

In the clearest indications yet that President Uhuru Kenyatta is determined to remove the succession from his deputy William Ruto State House has moved to purge the party's leadership of Ruto allies in the Senate...

Former Bomet governor Isaac Ruto a rival to Deputy President William Ruto for Kalenjin loyalties in the Rift Valley and his Chama Cha Mashinani party have also signed a deal with Jubilee (AC Vol 58 No 23 Counting on the counties)...


A clumsy coup

Opponents predominantly from Deputy President William Ruto's faction of the ruling Jubilee party described it as un-procedural an assault on devolution and devoid of public participation a requirement under the constitution...


Duelling impeachments

County governors have been targets in the Jubilee party's civil war between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto (AC Vol 61 No 6 The fight for Jubilee)...


The fight for Jubilee

Communications between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have been close to total breakdown for some months and relations are hardly likely to be improved by threats of impeachment against Ruto...


Jockeying for position

Kenya began 2020 with erratic and intractable factional politics as the top two candidates for the next presidential election – William Ruto and Raila Odinga – counter each other's attempts to cobble together alliances from their bases in their respective ethnic homelands...


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