Ruto’s deception game adds fuel to fear campaign

Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta greets his deputy William Ruto during Mashujaa Day celebrations at Wang’uru Stadium on October 20, 2021.

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Ruto's performance on Mashujaa Day gave a glimpse of why President Kenyatta doesn’t wish to see his deputy succeed him in 2022.
  • In Kirinyaga, the Deputy President spoke like a man who had already won the presidential race, going as far as giving reassurances to his predecessor.

If the Mashujaa Day were a political beauty contest, it would only have had one clear winner this year. Deputy President William Ruto stole the show at Kirinyaga’s Warung’uru Stadium with a speech that drew wild cheers from the crowd.


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