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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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Populists hack at the budget

But Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have also been consummate spenders, promising new roads to somewhere every month, a laptop to every schoolchild (even in villages without electricity), free maternity care (even for those who can afford to pay for it) and cash handouts to the elderly regardless of income...

Deputy President William Samoei Ruto is no exception...


Raila rebounds

So much so that the ruling Jubilee Alliance could split over it — with one faction loyal to Kenyatta and the other to his deputy William Ruto...

In 1997, Odinga abandoned the robust pro-democracy opposition to join the Kenya African National Union (KANU), the political organ of President Daniel arap Moi's rule, becoming its secretary general in 2002, supplanting the young William Ruto from the secretary general's seat – over which he has held a burning grudge ever since, we are told...


Hanging on a handshake

Every politician in Nairobi has a favourite theory about the causes and consequences of the rapprochement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga on 9 March and what it means for Deputy President William Ruto...


Full of sound and fury…

Speaking in Mombasa on 14 June, he ordered a lifestyle audit of all senior public servants, starting with himself and Deputy President William Samoei Ruto...


Jobs for Raila's boys

He has warned Deputy President William Samoei Ruto that the 'handshake' is real and he must stop loitering ('kutanga tanga') in the back alleys campaigning for the presidency in 2022 instead of working on the 'Big Four'...


Raila beats rivals to a new deal

The ambiguity of the arrangement could also spark fresh rivalries within the government between Odinga, Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto, who is already preparing for a barnstorming presidential campaign in 2022...

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Political rift will linger

' Deputy President William Ruto has also ruled out allocating government positions to Nasa (AC Vol 58 No 22, A question of legitimacy)...

Odinga has made some concessions to alliance members but not enough to prevent some disgruntled politicians making overtures to William Ruto about joining his line-up for the 2022 presidential race...


Unpacking Raila's resistance

In particular, any notion of power-sharing is abhorred by Deputy President William Ruto and the Kalenjin wing of Jubilee, who see it as an effort by Nasa interlopers to whittle down their role in the current government and thereby obstruct Ruto's accession to the presidency after the 2022 election, as promised to him by Kenyatta...


Counting on the counties

Neither President Uhuru Kenyatta nor Vice-President William Ruto attended the 2016 or 2017 annual devolution conferences...


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