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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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Taking the fifth

Both Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga claim they have the momentum to become Kenya's fifth president since independence in 1963...

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Questions about the electoral referee

Deputy President William Ruto asked European diplomats how a million names many from his political strongholds could have been removed from the register...

Tensions between the Commission and the Executive and between the Commission and the two leading presidential candidates Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga have been building for months...


When the political descends to the personal

Ahead of the 9 August presidential elections former prime minister Raila Odinga has eked out a narrow opinion poll lead over Deputy President William Ruto in recent weeks but neither candidate would command a clear majority in parliament according to the latest surveys...


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Rows over contractors and pollsters sound alarms ahead of August vote

Allegations of improper relations between the firm printing the ballot papers for the general elections and Ford-Kenya leader Moses Wetangula a prominent ally of Deputy President William Ruto could derail preparations for the vote in three weeks' time...

Odinga alleges collusion between the company and rogue officials in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) with the aim of rigging the 9 August presidential vote in favour of Deputy President William Ruto by stuffing ballot boxes at targeted polling stations...

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New coalitions, old faces chase counties

The sharpest focus is on the presidential election battle between Raila Odinga and William Ruto but the 9 August elections will also see some fierce contests in the national assembly and in the 47 county governments...


Raila's old clothes

The second-hand clothes market in Kenya is substantial with the country importing 185 000 tonnes of used clothes per year prompting accusations by allies of Odinga's election rival Deputy President William Ruto that Odinga was waging war on the thousands of market stalls selling imported clothes...


Now the numbers favour Raila Odinga

With few substantive policies in dispute the presidential election on 9 August between front runners William Ruto and Raila Odinga is testing their capacity to stitch together the strongest coalitions with the most voters...


A running mate scorned

After weeks of speculation the running mates selected by presidential aspirants Raila Odinga and William Ruto confirmed what has been apparent for several years: the next president will be decided in central Kenya...


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