William Ruto, the self-made kingmaker

William Ruto is gifted with eloquence. He brought to Uhuru Kenyatta’s campaign trail some level of religiousness, the practice he learned from his days as a university student leader for the university’s Christian Union choir.
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William Samoei Ruto is driving on a highway. His energy and focus have earned him a new name, “Kingmaker” despite his calling himself a ‘Hustler”. Having helped Uhuru Kenyatta clinch the fourth Presidency of Kenya, Ruto, now the country’s Number Two, is the man to watch.

When Kenya’s president-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta shook firmly and raised William Ruto’s hand in the air at the Catholic University in Nairobi, it sent echoes of a firm support and unmatched value the politician attached to his running mate.

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