Kenyatta Hint at Rotational Presidency a Bid to Block DP Ruto?

President Uhuru Kenyatta has set the tone for the rotational presidency debate with remarks suggesting he would prefer a person from an ethnic community other than any of the two that have produced the country's past presidents to succeed him. The president, who is serving his second and final constitutional term in office, is set to leave office in 2022. His remarks have particularly unsettled supporters of Deputy President William Ruto who see them aimed to block the deputy president from succeeding him.


President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and his deputy William Ruto leave Harambee House Annex (file photo).

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