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Kenya

William Samoei arap Ruto

Date of Birth: 21/12/1966
Place of Birth: Sambut Village, Kamagut, Uasin Gishu, Kenya


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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...


A question of legitimacy

Nasa wants another election to be held within 90 days but Deputy President William Ruto poured cold water on that prospect on 29 October saying there was no room for discussion of new elections...

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A commission under siege

This unsurprisingly rankles with Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto and with their supporters who believe they won the August elections...


The incumbent never loses

The International Criminal Court had also indicted Kenyatta and the KANU and later ODM stalwart William Ruto for crimes against humanity against each other's' communities arising from the 2007-08 violence...


A technical knock-out

Pole positionIf Nasa is the biggest loser of these polls the biggest winner was William Ruto...


Murder most foul

Specifically the careers of three men hang on the outcome: President Kenyatta; Deputy President William Ruto who hopes that the alliance between his Kalenjin constituency and Kenyatta's Kikuyu will bring him the presidency four years from now; and serial presidential candidate Raila Odinga for whom at 72 this is the last chance of the top job...

There are widespread stories of questionable multi-million dollar deals linked to William Ruto and his Kalenjin 'Sky Team' inner circle while the Kenyatta family remains one of the richest in the country and one of the biggest landowners...

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Battle of the opinion polls

According to Ipsos the Jubilee Party's President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto will win 47% of the vote (up 1% from its poll in May) compared to 43% for Odinga leader of the National Super Alliance (Nasa)...


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