Ruto faces tough options as plans for top seat in 2022 polls create discord

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  • Having campaigned for and supported President Kenyatta in three presidential elections right from 2002, and also having supported Mr Odinga’s bid in 2007.

  • The DP reportedly feels profoundly betrayed by the two political brothers whose Handshake in March 2018 changed the political landscape.

  • It took the DP until mid last year to fully come to terms with the fact that the President had hatched a plot to block his presidential bid.

Shielded by the Constitution from dismissal by the President — unlike past deputies — and buoyed by support from a sizeable number of lawmakers, Dr William Ruto has become a nightmare to political rivals.

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