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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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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...


Building shaky bridges

This did not sit well with Deputy President William Ruto seated on Kenyatta's right in a dark blue designer suit...


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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