Kiambaa bitter-sweet win for DP William Ruto

William Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto during a church sacco empowerment function at AIC Milimani in Nairobi.

Photo credit: DPPS

What you need to know:

  • Even if the UDA candidate had lost in the narrow margin that Jubilee Party did, it would still have been victory for Ruto.
  • Yet this is by no means an indication that the DP has a clear road ahead to State House. It is not a done and dusted affair yet.

The recent by-elections for MP and MCA in Kiambaa and Muguga, respectively, in Kiambu County were groundbreaking in many ways. Obviously, it was a major gain for Deputy President William Ruto’s new political vehicle, United Democratic Alliance (UDA). But even more notable is that the polls were a massive blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s quest to craft an alliance that would put him in the driving seat in the 2022 succession plan.

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