Ruto dangles running mate carrot in Mt Kenya region

DP William Ruto and former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama address a rally after attending a church service at St Paul’s ACK Church in Athi River on September 7, 2020. 

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Dr Ruto has the support of numerous MPs from the region who have defied pressure from the Kieleweke faction of the ruling party, which is opposed to his quest to succeed President Kenyatta.
  • Dr Ruto declared that his top agenda ahead of 2022 is regaining control of Jubilee from Vice Chairman David Murathe and his team.

Deputy President William Ruto is considering picking his running mate from Mt Kenya, signalling that the region’s vote is crucial to his presidential bid in 2022.

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