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President William Ruto’s secret cards in controlling MPs to back key Bills

A past sitting at the National Assembly. By using public pronouncements that border on instructions and thinly veiled threats to the lawmakers, President William Ruto (inset) has had his way in the National Assembly and Senate.

Photo credit: | Nation Media Group

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