Ruto’s shift from power to ‘opposition’

Deputy President William Ruto addressing leaders from Taita Taveta County on September 2, 2020.

Photo credit: DPPS

What you need to know:

  • In theory, Dr Ruto ought to be the second most powerful man in Kenya
  • Dr Ruto in March claimed that the death of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei, a police officer attached to his Harambee Annex office, had been orchestrated by the system to tarnish his name and that of his office.

Of late, Deputy President William Ruto seems to have accepted his political fate – and so is his inner circle. Isolated in government and his allies punished for associating with him, the DP is not only walking a tightrope, but looks dejected; his erstwhile confidence gone with the winds. 

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