Why it’s difficult to be Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto

Kenya's deputy president William Ruto. PHOTO| FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Ruto said that there’s an orchestrated, deliberate attempt to set him against Uhuru, and to create the impression that he’s a lone man.

If you thought Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto’s life is enviable, well, he doesn’t think so.
Mr Ruto admitted last night that his life is ‘‘difficult’’. He was responding to a question from NTV Kenya’s Ken Mijungu during an exclusive interview at his home in Karen.
The deputy president is currently entangled in the confusion of the aftermath of a handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his former rival Raila Odinga, as well as Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) political conundrums, a litany of corruption cases against his allies, and now himself.

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