Endorsement Headache for Kenya's Deputy President

Deputy President William Ruto is facing a political dilemma ahead of the 2022 elections, after a number of his allies showed interest in the gubernatorial and parliamentary seats in Rift Valley and Mt Kenya region, each banking on his endorsement. Already, a political battle is taking shape as Ruto followers position themselves to dethrone sitting county chiefs as well as succeed those in their final terms in Uasin Gishu, Baringo, Nandi, and Bomet. Ruto faces a tough balancing act in Nyeri, Murang'a, Kirinyaga and Kiambu, where aspirants are aligning themselves with him, writes Onyango K'onyango for The Nation.


Deputy President William Ruto and Bidco Africa chairman Vimal Shah, right, during the official opening of Bidco Industrial Park in Ruiru, Kiambu County (file photo).

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