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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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Voluntary exit or dismissal for Odinga?

It had been secured from him by former President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018 as part of the 'handshake' deal that marginalised then Deputy President William Ruto and set the scene for Odinga's unsuccessful bid for the presidency in August 2022 (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

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Ruto's securocrats hark back to the Moi era

During last year's election campaign William Ruto had complained that some of Kenyatta's aides had tried to block his path to the presidency (AC Vol 63 No 22 A different kind of cronyism & Vol 63 No 18 Kenyatta's securocrats cast into the cold)...

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Electoral Commission goes on trial again

As President William Ruto's government tries to fast-track the selection of new commissioners to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) it has been exchanging allegations with its opponents about fraud and murder plots during the August 2022 elections...


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How the opposition is trying to pick up the pieces

Formed by the infamous 'handshake' between Kenyatta and Raila Odinga in 2018 Azimio brought together Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and the rump of the Jubilee party formed by Kenyatta and his successor William Ruto along with a group of smaller parties led by Kalonzo Musyoka's Wiper party (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

The failure of Kenyatta's wing of Jubilee in the Rift Valley and central Kenya to deliver a significant chunk of votes to Odinga was a main reason for his defeat by William Ruto in presidential elections last August (AC Vol 63 No 17 How the hustlers toppled the dynasties)...

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The return of one-man rule

Having secured however fleetingly full-spectrum dominance over the domestic political scene and with the debt crisis in remission after the International Monetary Fund injected an additional $550 million to its three-year bailout programme President William Ruto must grapple with a stubborn and worsening cost-of-living crisis thanks to the Faustian austerity pact he made with the IMF...


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President Ruto makes his pitch for Delta Airways

President William Ruto made little secret of the object of his affections ahead of the 13-16 December African leaders' summit hosted by United States President Joe Biden; US carrier Delta Airways which he hopes will be persuaded to purchase a significant chunk of the loss-making Kenya Airways...

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