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DP William Ruto to name Running Mate today

The deadline for Presidenial candidates to name the running mates and file with Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is on 16th Monday May. Today citizens have woken up to news of Dr Ruto naming his running mate.

William Samoei Ruto is the leader of Kenya Kwanza Alliance with co- principals, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula of ANC and FORD KENYA, respectively. Ruto would be the coalition's flag bearer using the United Democratic Association (UDA) party ahead of elections scheduled on 9th August.

In the Kenya Kwanza deal which was lately publicized, UDA would take the President and Deputy President role with Mudavadi being the Chief Minister, Wetangula National Assembly speaker. So it is imminent that the running mate to be announced is from UDA. The highly appreciated contenders are Gachagua and Kindiki.

Professor Kithure Kindiki has lately been seen assuming huge roles in UDA. He and Antony Mwaura were on the fronfoot to give updates on the nomination results.The Tharaka Nithi Senator, has also been a custodian of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance deal.

Mr.Gachagua - is the current Member of Parliament of Mathira constituency.He is a first-time MP and also a good mobiliser. He also has experience in public service having spent considerable time in the civil service.

Other contenders may include MP Ndindi Nyoro, Governor Anne Waiguru, Chama cha Kazi leader Moses Kuria, Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri, Alice Wahome, Alfred Mutua of Maendeleo Chap Chap and National Assembly speaker Justin Muturi.

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