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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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Hemeti joins rival in search for regional allies

Burhan meanwhile cited Hemeti's friendly relationship with Kenyan President William Ruto as the reason for rejecting Ruto as the lead mediator for the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (AC Vol 64 No 21 Politics in a time of war)...

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Auditor in the dock

The arrest of Margaret Nyakang'o the widely respected head of Kenya's budget watchdog on what appear to be trumped up fraud charges has prompted concerns about the scale of graft in President William Ruto's government...


Preparing for an all-out fight in El Fasher

It also reflects the mood after the multiple meetings attended by Burhan in November with regional leaders some of whom he was at loggerheads with: Kenya's William Ruto (14 November); Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed (on 15 November); Djibouti's Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and Eritrea's Issayas Aferwerki (26 November)...

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Ruto eyes privatisation to balance the books

It is a quiet start to privatisation plans which sit alongside a raft of new taxes on income and goods and services as the main new revenue sources that President William Ruto's government is hoping for as it prioritises debt repayments including a $2 billion Eurobond repayment due next year...

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Riyadh re-launches its Africa courtship

That could explain the presence in Riyadh of Eritrea's Issayas Afewerki and South Sudan's Salva Kiir in addition to regional heavyweights including Nigerian President Bola Tinubu Kenyan President William Ruto Rwanda's Paul Kagame and Ethiopian premier Abiy Ahmed...

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Pay more to be Kenyan

Kenyans are bracing themselves for at least two years of fiscal austerity as William Ruto's government prioritises its Eurobond repayments...


Ruto's plan to profit from the ports hits problems

The radical plans to purge the political elite and its economic projects after William Ruto's presidential election victory last year are running out of steam...

KPA managing director William Ruto (no relation to the President) initially stated that private investors seeking to obtain 25-year leaseholds to operate the ports in Mombasa Lamu and the Lamu Special Economic Zone would be expected to pay $700m...

Kenyatta gets his identity card back The Huduma Namba digital identity card project was one of the symbols of the breakdown in relations between Uhuru Kenyatta and his then deputy William Ruto (Huduma Namba means 'service number')...


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