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CV ya William Ruto rais mpya wa KenyaAbout William Ruto CV Of President RUTO  William Samoei Arap Ruto is a Kenyan politician serving as the Deputy President of Kenya since 2013.

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CV ya William Ruto rais mpya wa KenyaAbout William Ruto CV Of President RUTO  William Samoei Arap Ruto is a Kenyan politician serving as the Deputy President of Kenya since 2013.

(NOW IS NEW KENYAN PRESIDENT) Ruto is the UDA presidential candidate in the 2022 presidential election. In the 2013 presidential election, Ruto was elected the Deputy President alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta under the Jubilee Alliance ticket.

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BREAKING: IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati declares William Ruto President-elect. Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes beating closest rival Raila Odinga who got 6,942,930 votes

Wafula Chebukati: Ruto William 7,176,141. (50.49%). In accordance with the law, I Wafula Chebukati, chair of IEBC, hereby declare that Ruto William Samoei has been duly elected as the president of the Republic of Kenya.

11th Deputy President of Kenya
Assumed office
9 April 2013
President Uhuru Kenyatta
Preceded by Kalonzo Musyoka (Vice President)
Minister for Higher Education
In office
21 April 2010 – 19 October 2010
President Mwai Kibaki
Prime Minister Raila Odinga
Succeeded by Hellen Jepkemoi Sambili (acting)
Minister of Agriculture
In office
17 April 2008 – 21 April 2010
President Mwai Kibaki
Prime Minister Raila Odinga
Preceded by Kipruto Rono Arap Kirwa
Succeeded by Margret Nyambura
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
30 August 2002 – December 2002
President Daniel Toroitich arap Moi
Preceded by George Saitoti
Succeeded by Moody Awori
Member of Parliament
In office
Preceded by Reuben Chesire
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Constituency Eldoret North
Personal details
Born William Kipchirchir Samoei Arap Ruto

21 December 1966 (age 55)
Kamagut, Kenya

Political party Kenya African National Union (before 2005)
Orange Democratic Movement (2005–2011)
United Republican Party (2012–2016)
Jubilee Party (2016–2021)
United Democratic Alliance (2021–present)

(m. 1991)

Children 7
Education University of Nairobi (BScMScPhD)
Website Official website

William Samoei Arap Ruto (born 21 December 1966) is a Kenyan politician serving as the Deputy President of Kenya since 2013.Ruto is the UDA presidential candidate in the 2022 presidential election. In the 2013 presidential election, Ruto was elected the Deputy President alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta under the Jubilee Alliance ticket. Ruto was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1998 to 2013. He served as Minister for Home Affairs in the Daniel Arap Moi administration from August to December 2002. He later served in the Mwai Kibaki administration as Minister of Agriculture from 2008 to 2010 and as Minister for Higher Education from April to October 2010.

About William Ruto CV Of President RUTO  Early life and education

William Ruto was born on 21 December 1966 in Sambut village, KamagutUasin Gishu County to Daniel Cheruiyot and Sarah Cheruiyot.[6] He attended Kerotet Primary School for his primary school education. He was enrolled in Wareng Secondary School for his Ordinary Levels education before proceeding to Kapsabet Boys High School in Nandi County for his Advanced Levels. He then went on to receive a BSc in Botany and Zoology from the University of Nairobi, graduating in 1990. Ruto later enrolled for a MSc in Plant ecology, graduating in 2011. The following year, he enrolled for a Ph.D. and after several setbacks,[7] he completed and was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Nairobi, graduating on 21 December 2018. Ruto authored several papers including a paper titled Plant Species Diversity and Composition of Two Wetlands in the Nairobi National Park, Kenya.[8] During his time in the campus for the undergraduate course, Ruto was an active member of the Christian Union. He also served as the Chairman of the University of Nairobi’s choir.[9]

It is through his church leadership activities at the University of Nairobi that Ruto met President Daniel Arap Moi who would introduce him to Kenya politics at later date, specifically during the 1992 general elections.[10]

Ruto owns a considerable chicken farm in his home village of Sugoi, which was originally inspired by his stint as a live chicken hawker on the Nairobi-Eldoret highway. [11]

  • About William Ruto CV Of President RUTO  Political career

After graduating from the University of Nairobi in 1990, Ruto was employed as a teacher in the North Rift region of Kenya from 1990 to 1992, where he was also the leader of the local African Inland Church(AIC) Choir.[12]


Ruto began his political career when he became the treasurer of the YK’92 campaign group that was lobbying for the re-election of President Moi in 1992, from where he learned the ropes of Kenyan politics.[9][13]He is also believed to have accumulated some wealth in this period.[14] After the 1992 elections, President Moi disbanded YK’92 and Ruto attempted to vie for various KANU (then Kenya’s ruling party) branch party positions but did not succeed.[15]

Member Of Parliament

Ruto competed for a parliamentary seat at the 1997 Kenyan general election. He surprisingly beat the incumbent, Reuben Chesire, Moi’s preferred candidate, as well as the Uasin Gishu KANU branch chairman and assistant minister.[16][17] After this, he would later gain favour with Moi and be appointed KANU Director of Elections.[18] His strong support in 2002 for Moi’s preferred successor Uhuru Kenyatta saw him get a place as assistant minister in the Home Affairs (Interior) ministry docket. Later in that election, as some government ministers resigned to join the opposition, he would be promoted to be the full Cabinet Minister in the ministry.[14] KANU lost the election but he retained his parliamentary seat. Ruto would thereafter be elected KANU Secretary General in 2005 with Uhuru Kenyatta getting elected as Chairman.[18]

In 2005, Kenya held a constitutional referendum which KANU opposed.[9] Some members of the ruling NARC coalition government, mainly former KANU ministers who had joined the opposition coalition in 2002 under the LDP banner and who were disgruntled as the President Kibaki had not honored a pre-election MoU[19] on power-sharing and creation of a Prime Minister post, joined KANU to oppose the proposed constitution.[20] Since the symbol of the “No” vote was an Orange, this new grouping named their movement the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). Ruto was part of its top brass, dubbed the Pentagon. He solidified his voter base in the Rift Valley Province. ODM was victorious in the referendum.[21]

In January 2006, Ruto declared publicly that he would vie for the presidency in the next 2007 Kenyan general election. His statement was condemned by some of his KANU colleagues, including former president Moi. By this time, ODM had morphed into a political party.[9] Ruto sought the nomination of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) as its presidential candidate, but on 1 September 2007, he placed third with 368 votes. The winner was Raila Odinga with 2,656 votes and the runner-up was Musalia Mudavadi with 391.[22] Ruto expressed his support for Odinga after the vote.[23] As KANU under Uhuru Kenyatta moved to support Kibaki,[24] he resigned from his post as KANU secretary general on 6 October 2007.[25]

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (center) walks with Kenyan Minister of Agriculture William Ruto (left) and Kenyan environmental and political activist Wangari Maathai (right) during a tour of the Kenyan Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) near Nairobi, Kenya 5 August 2009.

The presidential election of December 2007 ended in an impasse. Kenya’s electoral commission declared Kibaki the winner, but Raila and ODM claimed the victory. Mwai Kibaki was hurriedly sworn in as the president of the December 2007 presidential election. Following the election and the dispute over the result, Kenya was engulfed by a violent political crisis. Kibaki and Odinga agreed to form a power-sharing government.[26][27] In the grand coalition Cabinet named on 13 April 2008[27] and sworn in on 17 April,[26] Ruto was appointed as Minister for Agriculture.[27] Ruto also became the Eldoret North’s Member of Parliament from 2008 to 4 March 2013.[28]

Ruto was among the list of people who were indicted to stand trial at the ICC for their involvement in Kenya’s 2007/2008 political violence. However, the ICC case was faced with challenges, especially concerning the withdrawal of key prosecution witnesses. In April 2016, the Court dropped charges against Ruto.[29]

On 21 April 2010, Ruto was transferred from the Agriculture Ministry and posted to the Higher Education Ministry, swapping posts with Sally Kosgei.[30] On 24 August 2011, Ruto was relieved of his ministerial duties and remained a member of parliament. He joined with Uhuru Kenyatta to form the Jubilee alliance for the 2013 presidential election.

Acting President

He served as the Acting President of Kenya between 5 and 8 October 2014 while President Uhuru Kenyatta was away at the Hague.

Deputy President

On 6 October 2014, Ruto was appointed acting president of Kenya by President Uhuru Kenyatta following his summons to appear before the ICC.[31]

In the August 2017 General Elections, Uhuru and Ruto were declared victors after garnering 54% of the total votes cast. However, the Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the election, and a fresh election was held in October 2017. The opposition boycotted the fresh election and Uhuru and Ruto were re-elected with 98% of the total votes cast. The Supreme Court upheld the results of this second election.[32]

Presidential Candidate

On December 2020 Ruto announced his alliance with the newly formed United Democratic Alliance party.[33][34] He is the only 2022 presidential candidate who attended the 2022 presidential debate.[35] Ruto lost the Presidential Election to Raila Odinga in same year


Land grabbing

Ruto has been involved in many reported land grabbing controversies in Kenya including several Kenyan state corporations embroiled in endless litigation over the land grabs.[36] Much media, and many politicians and activists often describe him as “Arap-Mashamba” (the word being a portmanteau of son of lands).[37][38][39]

Weston hotel land

Ruto has been involved in a land grabbing saga involving his mysterious acquisition of Weston hotel land, pitted against public counter-accusations with several state corporations in Kenya, all surrounding the original owner of the land. According to The Standard, a state agency KCAA was duped into surrendering the land on which the Weston hotel was built.[36][40] In 2001, KCAA, which originally occupied the land, was given alternative pieces of land belonging to another state agency, the meteorological department.[40] KCAA did not occupy the alternative piece of land upon which Ruto’s Weston hotel was built. According to KCAA, a powerful [[cartel],] working in the lands ministry was involved in a conspiracy to relinquish the same piece of land with several land ministry officers also involved in the conspiracy.[40] In January 2019, it emerged that according to another state agency, the National Lands Commission, Ruto owed and needed to pay the people of Kenya for the land 0.773 acres opposite Wilson Airport upon which the Weston hotel was built. In February 2019, Ruto publicly admitted the Weston land had been acquired illegally by the original owners who sold him the land, and that he had no knowledge of matter.[41][42][43] In August 2020, Ruto offered to pay the state agency for the land.[44] Later in 2020, KCAA was refused to be compensated for the land and so, demanded demolition of the hotel because of acquisition through illegality, fraud and corruption. According to the KCAA, the public land was designated for the construction of headquarters and flight paths, and it had been disposed of the land by collusion with private entities, Priority ltd and Monene Investments both reported to be associated with Ruto.[45][46][47] Later in the same month, another legislator, Ngunjiri Wambugu, demanded all other cases in Kenya involving stolen property be thrown out as long as suspects were willing to compensate for it, in an effort to complain about the preferential treatment Ruto was receiving for his involvement in the state’s stolen property. In December 2020, the KCB Bank backed Ruto in the court battle to repossess the land, fearing the loss of security against the advancement of 1.2 billion Kenyan shillings in Weston hotel associated with Ruto.[48]

KPC Ngong forest land scandal

Ruto at the 54th Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference

In 2004, Ruto was arrested and put on trial charged with defrauding another state corporation Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) of huge amounts of money through dubious land deals,[36] but he has been out on bond. The Constitutional Court suspended the further hearing of the case due to complaints by Ruto that the prosecution was politically engineered. However, the High Court cleared the path for criminal charges against the Higher Education minister over the alleged sale of a piece of land in Ngong’ forest to Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd.[49][50] He was acquitted in 2011 but in 2020, as his relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta seemed to falter amid the President’s push for an anti-corruption war,[51] the police re-opened investigations in the case.[52]

Muteshi Land

In June 2013, Ruto was ordered by a court to pay a victim of 2007/08 post-election violence 5 million Kenyan shillings for illegally taking away his land during the post-election violence.[53][36] In the same judgement, Ruto was evicted from the grabbed land in Uasin Gishu. Adrian Muteshi had accused Ruto of conspiring to grab his 100-acre piece of land in Uasin Gishu during the post-election violence of 2007/08, when he, Adrian, had fled his land for safety. According to the court filings, Adrian had been violently uprooted from his farm while he and his family members repeatedly received death threats.[53] In February 2014 Ruto appealed the court order to pay the 5 million shillings fine. In 2017 Ruto withdrew the appeal against the judgment. In October 2020, Adrian Muteshi died of unknown reasons, having spent the last of his 8 years in court fighting over his piece of land that was grabbed in Eldoret, due to post-election violence and threats against his life for a Ruto-led conspiracy to take over his land using death threats and violent confrontations.[53]

Joseph Murumbi’s 900-acres

In October 2019, the Daily Nation reported that Ruto’s acquisition of a 900-acre piece of land of another former vice president Joseph Murumbi haunted Ruto because he had been involved in the irregular acquisition of the land.[54] In the same month, Ruto claimed that the articles were persistent, and obviously sponsored fake news. Later, still in the same month, a human rights lobby activist, Trusted Society of Human Rights Alliance called for an investigation into the mysterious acquisition of a 900-acre piece of land that formerly belonged to another former vice-president Murumbi.[55] According to the allegations, Murumbi had been involved in a loan dispute over loan defaults with a state corporation, AFC, against the land that was charged as a security for the loan.[55] It is alleged that Murumbi defaulted the loan and AFC took over ownership of the land that was eventually sold to Ruto after he paid off the loan owed to the state corporation.[55]

Jacob Juma assassination allegations

Ruto has been widely and repeatedly linked to the assassination of Jacob Juma by several media, activists, politicians, opposition figures in Kenya, including Jacob Juma himself.[56][57] Jacob Juma was a wealthy businessman[58] who became a fierce government critic and anti-corruption crusader who became known for posting targeted cryptic tweets against Ruto and the Jubilee government months before he was assassinated in Nairobi.[59][60][61] In December 2015, Jacob Juma, in his tweets, claimed Ruto was obsessed with killing him.[57][62] In May 2016 Jacob Juma was shot dead along Ngong Road.[63] In the same month, during the burial of Jacob Juma, a former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo and previously a close ally of Ruto claimed Jacob Juma had physically assaulted Ruto by slapping him for having a sour relationship over unspecified reasons.[64] Jirongo urged police to investigate the assassination based on the assault.[65] Later in the month Ruto threatened to sue Jirongo for linking him to the assassination.[66][67] Jirongo claimed that he and another former minister Chris Okemo were personally involved in paying the murdered government critic university’s tuition fees, and that he knew the matter surrounding the controversy all too well.[64] According to Jirongo, the same assassins were involved in the murder of Meshack Yebei, another murdered prospective defence witness in the ICC trial against Ruto.[64]

In June 2016, the Canadian newspaper Financial Post and the Kenyan newspaper The Standard both reported that Jacob Juma was the director of a Canadian company(Pacific Wildcat) whose license to explore $2 billion worth of minerals in Kwalecounty in Kenya was cancelled just after the Jubilee government took over.[68][69] This cancellation led Jacob Juma to call a press conference where he claimed that the then Mining Minister Najib Balala was demanding a bribe to have the cancelled license re-issued to the company. This cancellation led Jacob Juma into personal financial ruin, and it was reported he was routinely borrowing money. He became a fierce government critic after he felt short-changed out of the mining license that eventually caused his company to lose money.[70] According to a different company official of the same Canadian company, Ruto and Balala demanded transfer of the mining company’s license to a new company with the Kenyan government to receive a 50% stake in the new company for free.[68][69] This eventually led Jacob Juma to become fiercely critical of Ruto and the Jubilee government in tweets, media interviews, court filings, and political correspondence with opposition figures as well as diplomatic missions in Kenya.[60][71] It later emerged Jacob Juma had promised the board of the Canadian company Pacific Wildcat that he would fight bureaucratic delays as well as the corruption that would stand in the way of getting the mining license. A high court ruling in Kenya found that the Mining minister was right to cancel the license of the Canadian company.[72]

In October 2016, photojournalist Boniface Mwangi also linked Ruto to the assassination.[73][74] Ruto sued him for defamation. According to Ruto’s lawyer, the claims by the activist had lowered Ruto’s standing among Kenya’s “high thinking” people.[74]

In December 2016, one of the personnel from Ruto’s office was reported to also link Ruto to the assassination by delivering a letter to Mwangi to help with his defamation case against Ruto by providing details of the murder by persons in Ruto’s office.[75][76] In the same month it was reported that the personnel was to be charged in court for extortion.[76] An investigating officer claimed that the arrested personnel from Ruto’s office claimed that another personnel in Ruto’s office called Rono had credible information that Activist Mwangi could be killed in a stage-managed road accident.[77] The arrested personnel from Ruto’s office was later sent for mental check-up after he further claimed that he was coached to lie about his claims of Jacob Juma’s murder by Mwangi.[77]

In February 2017 it was reported that Mwangi claimed Ruto wanted him dead like he killed Jacob Juma.[78][79]

Corruption allegations

Ruto has faced several allegations of corruption and land grabbing.[80] His former ally turned bitter nemesis Raila Odinga has accused him of corruption questioning the sources of the funds he dishes out at fundraisers on a regular basis. Several of his allies and aides have also been forced to resign amid corruption scandals.[81] He has also faced accusations of grabbing land from a primary school in Nairobi[82] and land meant for a sewerage treatment plant in Ruai, Nairobi.[83] Ruto has denied these allegations.[80]

International Criminal Court summons

In December 2010, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced that he was seeking the summons of six people, including Ruto, over their involvement in the 2007–8 electoral violence.[84] The ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber subsequently issued a summons for Ruto at the prosecutor’s request.[85] Ruto was accused of planning and organizing crimes against supporters of President Kibaki’s Party of National Unity. He was charged with three counts of crimes against humanity, one for murder, one for the forcible transfer of population, and one for persecution. On 23 January 2012, the ICC confirmed the charges against Ruto and Joshua Sang, in a case that also involved Uhuru Kenyatta, Francis MuthauraHenry Kosgey and Major General Mohammed Hussein Ali.[citation needed] Ruto told the US government that the Kiambaa church fire on 1 January 2008 after the 2007 Kenyan general election was merely accidental.[86] The Waki Commission report stated in 2009 that “the incident which captured the attention of both Kenyans and the world was a deliberate burning of live people, mostly Kikuyu women, and children huddled together in a church” in Kiambaa on 1 January 2008.[citation needed] In April 2016, the prosecution of Ruto was abandoned by the International Criminal Court.[29]

Home attack

On 28 July 2017, Ruto’s home was targeted by at least one attacker armed with a machete, and a police officer guarding the residence was injured during the attack.[87] During the time of the attack, he and his family were not at the compound as he had left hours earlier for a campaign rally in Kitale. There were also reports of gunfire and several security sources said the attack was staged by multiple people using guns. Police also thought there were a few attackers initially because the attacker used different firearms.[88][89] Around 48 hours later, Kenya Police chief Joseph Boinnet announced that the attacker was shot dead and the situation was under control.[90]

Personal life

Ruto married his wife Rachel Chebet in 1991. The young couple first lived in Dagoretti South where they had their first child, Nick Ruto. They have 6 children. Ruto has another child from an affair.[91]


William Ruto, ni miongoni mwa wanasiasa wengi wakubwa nchini Kenya walioweka wazi nia zao za kuingia Ikulu ya Kenya, kupitia uchaguzi mkuu wa mwaka 2022, kurithi mikoba ya aliyekuwa ‘swahiba wake’, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mwanasiasa huyu tajiri ambaye amekuwa na ndoto za kuwa Rais wa Kenya, amekuwa akikutana na vikwazo lukuki vya kisiasa, ikiwemo kuzuiwa kwa sababu ama kuzuiwa kwa makusudi kufanya shughuli kadhaa za kisiasa na binafsi kutokana na msukumo wa kisiasa.

Ni miongoni mwa wanasiasa mashuhuri nchini humo, walioweka wazi nia zao za kuingia Ikulu ya Kenya, kupitia uchaguzi mkuu wa mwaka 2022, kurithi mikoba ya ‘swahiba wake’, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Lakini Ruto ni nani hasa?

Ruto anatoka katika familia ya kawaida tu na kuwa mwanasiasa tajika nchini Kenya. Anatokea kwenye jamii ya Wakalenjin alizaliwa Disemba 21, 1966 katika kijiji cha Sugoi, magharibi mwa Rift Valley.

Elimu yake ya msingi na sekondari amesomea katika shule za kawaida kabla ya kujiunga na Chuo kikuu cha Nairobi. Waliosoma naye hasa shule ya sekondari wanamkumbuka Ruto kama ‘mtu mtaratibu, mwenye haya na wakati wote akijiweka kama mtu wa kawaida tu”.

William Ruto rais mpya wa KenyaRuto (katikati), amekuwa hafichi nia yake ya kuingia Ikulu ya Kenya katika uchaguzi mkuu wa 2022

Kwa mujibu wa mama yake, Sara Cheruiyot, “hakuwa mkaidi” na wakati wote alikuwa ‘mtiifu, mwaminifu na anayefika kwa wakati’. Hakuwa mtu anayependa ugomvi ama kugombana na wenzake, muda mwingi alikuwa akibeba kitabu kwa ajili ya kujisomea.

Akiwa chuo Kikuu, alikuwa kiongozi wa kwaya ya umoja wa wakristo chuoni hapo. Akiwa kwenye masuala hayo ya kwaya ya kanisa, alikutana na mtu aliyemuhusudu sana kwenye siasa, rais wa zamani wa nchi hiyo, Daniel arap Moi. Kama ilivyo kwa Ruto, Rais Moi pia anatokea kenye jamii ya Wakalenjini na muumini wa kanisa.

Ruto alisaidia kuanzishwa kwa kikundi cha vijana kilichoitwa Youth for Kanu 92 (YK92), ambacho Moi alikitumia kurejea madarakani mwaka 1992. Moja ya kampeni kubwa ya kikundi hicho ilikuwa ni kumwaga mabilioni ya pesa, hatua ambayo baadae ilikuja kulaumiwa kuwa chanzo cha mtikitiso wa uchumi katika miaka ya mwanzoni mwa 1990s. Inaeleweka kwamba wakati huu, ndio Ruto alipotengeneza utajiri wake.

Siasa zake hazitofautiana na wanasiasa wengi wa Kenya

Ruto aliingia kwenye siasa kwa mgongo wa kundi la vijana la Youth for Kanu 92 (YK92). Alichaguliwa kuwa mbunge mwaka 1997 na muda mfupi baadae akawa mmoja wa wanasiasa wakubwa nchini Kenya.

Wakati KANU ilipoanguka mwaka 2002, Moi alimteua Ruto kuwa naibu waziri wa mambo ya ndani, kabla ya kumpandisha cheo na kuwa waziri kamili. Mpaka wakati huo maafisa wengi wakubwa walijiondoa katika chama tawala hasa baada ya kuteuliwa kwa Uhuru Kenyatta kuwa mrithi wa kiti cha Urais na kupewa Baraka na Moi.

Ingawa KANU ilishindwa uchaguzi, Ruto alitetea kiti chake cha Ubunge na akachaguliwa kuwa katibu mkuu wa chama hicho mwaka 2005. Ilipofika mwaka 2006 akatangaza nia yake ya kugombea urais katika uchaguzi mkuu wa mwaka 2007.

William Ruto rais mpya wa KenyaRais Kenyatta (kushoto) na naibu wake Ruto (kulia) walikuwa wakiitwa mapacha, kutokana na ‘uswahiba wao kwenye chaguzi zilizopita kupitia Jubilee

Akaanza kufanya kazi kwa karibu na Raila Odinga, waziri wa zamani na hasimu mkubwa wa Rais Moi. Alitumia sana Radio maarufu kwa Wakalenjini, Kass FM, kama jukwaa la kupitishia ajenda zake.

Alihama chama cha KANU na kujiunga na chama cha Odinga cha Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). Kuhama kutoka sehemu moja kwenda sehemu nyingine kutafuta fursa nzuri ya kisiasa ni siasa zilizoshamiri sana Kenya kwa sasa, na wanasiasa wengi wamekuwa wakifanya hivyo, jambo ambalo halimtofautishi na wanasiasa wengine.

Ruto alishindwa katika kura za ndani za kumsaka mgombea urais kupitia ODM, lakini alikuwa mstari wa mbele kushawishi mamilioni ya wananchi wa eneo bonde la Ufa anakotokea na maeneo mengine kumuunga mkono Raila Odinga, kiasi cha hata kura za maoni kuonyesha kwamba alikuwa anashinda uchaguzi mkuu wa 2007.

Alikuwa mtu wa karibu wa Odinga na mpiganaji wake wakati wote wa uchaguzi na zoezi la kuhesabu kura. Mamlaka za uchaguzi zikamtangaza Rais Mwai Kibaki kumshinda Odinga na hapo ukawa mwanzo wa ghasia kubwa za kikabila zilizodumu mwaka hadi Februari 2008, Kibaki na Odinga walipokubaliana kuunda serikali ya Muungano. Ruto akateuliwa kuwa waziri wa kilimo.

Ruto (kushoto) na Odinga (kulia), walikuwa ‘maswahiba’

Kama sehemu ya makubaliano, uchanguzi wa vurugu hizo ukafanyika, na wote Rais Kibaki, waziri mkuu Odinga wakaishia kwenye tuhuma za ndani, huku Ruto ambaye tayari walishatofautiana na Odinga, akapelekwa kwenye mahakama ya kimataifa ya uhalifu wa kivita (ICC).

Ruto alikana kwa nguvu tuhuma zozote za kuhusika kwake na ghasi na kusema anachokiamini ni kwamba, tuhuma hizo ni za kutungwa.

Novemba 2012, aliungana na Kenyatta kuunda Jubilee Alliance. Kupitia muungano huo, walitumia kesi yao huko ICC kujijenga kisiasa na kueleza mashataka dhidi yao ni kuingilia uhuru wa Kenya. Mkakati wao ulifanya kazi na kuendelea kuwa Rais na makamu wake mpaka sasa

Ruto na Misukosuko yake ya kisiasa

William Ruto rais mpya wa KenyaKuwa mwanasiasa kunahitaji uwe na ngozi ngumu, lakini kuwa sehemu ya Ruto kunahitaji kuwa ngozi ngumu zaidi, ni miongoni mwa wanasiasa wachache waliopitia masahibu makubwa katika maisha yao ya siasa Kenya.

Amekuwa akizongwa na vitendo vya rushwa ambavyo mara zote amekuwa akikana kuhusika navyo. Mwezi Februari 2009, almanusura apigiwe kura za kutokuwa na Imani naye kutokana na kashfa ya mahindi chini ya wizara yake.

Oktoba 2010 akawekwa kando kwenye baraza la mawaziri kufuatia tuhuma za kuuza ardhi ya umma. Baadae akarejeshwa. Juni 2013, mahakama kuu ilimuamuru kusalimisha heka 100 na kumpa fidia mkulima ambaye alimtuhumu Ruto kumpokonyaa ardhi hiyo wakati wa vurugu za mwaka 2007.

Hata hivyo amekuwa akisisitiza kwamba yeye hana shida, hana tatizo, na kusema utajiri wake unatokana na juhudi zake za kuchapa kazi.

“Niliuza kuku katika maeneo ambayo reli inakatiza karibu na nyumbani kwetu, nikamjengea baba yangu nyumba kwa kutumia mkopo wangu wa chuo, nikawalipia ada ndugu zangu. Mungu amekuwa mwema kwenye juhudi zangu, nashukuru nimejaliwa,” aliiambia gazeti la The Star nchini Kenya.

Kasheshe lingine kubwa ambalo hawezi kulisahau Ruto ni la kufikishwa katika mahakama ya ICC. Aliyewasilisha majina ya waliohusika kwenye ghasia za Kenya, alikuwa Kofi Annan msuluhishi na aliyekuwa katibu mkuu wa Umoja wa Mataifa.

Ruto aliwahi kuliambia gazeti la Sunday Nation la Kenya mwaka 2009 kwamba, Annan “anapaswa kuwasilisha bahasha hiyo… ili uchunguzi mzuri uweze kuanza.”

Mahakama hiyo iliondoa mashtaka kwa washukiwa wengine na kusalia na Kenyatta, Ruto na Joshua arap Sang, mwandishi kutoka redio Kass FM radio ambaye alituhumiwa kwa kuchochea vurugu kwa kusaidia kuratibu mashambulizi dhidi ya jamii ya wakikuyu.

Mbali na hayo, Ruto amezuiwa mara kadhaa kufanya mikutano ya kisiasa na hivi majuzi amezuiwa kusafiri kwenda Uganda , kwa shughuli binafsi kukutana na Rais Yoweri Museven.

William Ruto rais mpya wa KenyaKupeana mikono kwa Uhuru na Odinga, kulikotingisha uhusiano wake na Uhuru

Hatua ya Rais Kenyatta (kushoto) na aliyekuwa hasimu wake Odinga (Kulia) kupeana mikono, kumekuwa mwanzo wa mtikisiko wa siasa za Ruto kwenye Ikulu

Uhusiani wa Ruto na Kenyatta, kwa mara ya kwanza ulianza kutikisika mwezi machi 2018, wakati Rais Uhuru Kenyatta, alipomtambulisha na kumkaribisha hasimu wake wa zamani Odinga kama mshirika wake mwingine wa tatu.

Baada ya uchaguzi wa mwaka 2017 Odinga, ambaye alikuwa sehemu ya muungano mwingine wa NASA, akiwa na washirika wengine, alipinga matokeo ya uchaguzi huo akisema hayakuwa sahihi kwa vile uchaguzi haukuwa huru nawa haki.

William Ruto rais mpya wa KenyaUhuru akatumia nafasi yake ya Urais kumleta karibu zaidi Odinga wakati huu anakwenda kumaliza muhula wake wa pili wa urais, na kupeana mikono kuashiria kumalizika kwa uhasama wao kisiasa na kusisitiza Amani iliyoanza kutetereka baada ya matokeo ya uchaguzi.

Kenyatta hakutaka kurejea kwenye ghasia za mwaka 2007 zilizoua maelfu ya Wakenya. Alitaka Amani, na Amani hiyo aliona inawezekana kama atamsogeza karibu Odinga.

Taaratibu, Ruto akawa anawekwa mbali huku Odinga akisogezwa karibu. Kwa sasa uhusiano wao wa mashaka umekuwa wazi zaidi. Namna wanavyozungumza, namna wanavyoshughulikia masuala yao na namna wanavyoshirikiana, inakuonyesha uhusiano wao hauko kama wa zamani, na hilo linaleta picha ya uchaguzi ujao utakavyokuwa.

William Ruto rais mpya wa KenyaPamoja na kuonekana wazi, kwenda tofauti na Uhuru, Ruto amegoma kuachia ngazi nafasi yake ya naibu Rais, kama inavyoshauriwa na wengi. Lakini wadadisi wanasema kusalia kwakwe kwenye nafasi hiyo kunampa nguvu na jukwaa la kuendelea na harakati zake za kuingia Ikulu mwakani.

Huenda Odinga akaungwa mkono kwa uwazi na Uhuru kwenye uchaguzi mkuu ujao, na kumuacha ‘swahiba’ wake Ruto aliyejipanga kwa muda mrefu kuwania urais.

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