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William Samoei arap Ruto

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


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Ruto struggles to regain control

Having fired his government and accepted the resignation of Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome President William Samoei Ruto is struggling to get a grip on public opinion and events...

Their dissent towards anyone who has been part of the political class became clear when veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga declared in early July that he would be open to dialogue with President William Ruto (Dispatches 9/7/24 Ruto pledges cuts on state budgets and anti-graft action as he struggle to assert control)...


Coming soon – a month of rage

Nigerian activists say the contrast between mass poverty and elite indulgence is far starker under the Tinubu government than its predecessors or indeed Kenya under William Ruto...


How the fiscal squeeze threatens the patronage machine

As they regroup from the political defeat of 26 June President William Ruto and his finance minister Njuguna Ndung'u are torn between the demands of a highly organised protest movement with national support and an economy that is heading towards a cliff edge unless it can pick up more multilateral support...

AFTER THE U-TURN ON TAX ANOTHER ON CORRUPTION To regain credibility on corruption President William Ruto would have to encourage the public prosecutor's office to reopen graft cases against some of his ministers...

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Youth revolt wins after Ruto scraps finance bill and pledges talks

In response to the biggest national protest for decades – activists marched in 35 out of Kenya's 47 counties – President William Ruto announced on 26 June he had rejected the latest version of the finance bill with an extra US$2...

With opposition leader Raila Odinga and his Azimio la Umoja party neutered at least in part by Odinga's reliance on the government for diplomatic support to secure him the chair of the African Union Commission the youth protests may mark the biggest political challenge to William Ruto's presidency...


A fragile recovery

For now President William Ruto's priority is settling the remaining $500 million of a Eurobond redemption this month...


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