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Ex Billionaire From Kakamega Who Introduced And Groomed DP Ruto Into Kenyan Politics

Ex Billionaire From Kakamega Who Introduced And Groomed DP William Ruto Into Kenyan Politics


Deputy President William Ruto has been part of the Kenyan political arena for over two decades and counting. As the wise men say, a journey of 1000 miles begins with a step

DP Ruto has one politician from Mulembe Nation to thank for introducing him into Kenyan politics in the late 90's. To start with, William Ruto came to the capital city for the first time after he earned a position at the University of Nairobi

Few months after he started his university studies, William Ruto met with former Lugari MP in Kakamega County Cyrus Jirongo who by then was a KANU Party heavyweight who doubled as a billionaire. Jirongo saw a future in Ruto thus employed him as his spanner boy whereby Ruto would run errands for Jirongo at a small fee

When Moi wanted a youthful wing that could rally behind his re-election, Jirongo recommended Ruto to be the Secretary of this wing known as Youths for KANU. It is here where Ruto started his political life to the extent that he dropped out of UoN to concentrate on politics.

Come the next elections, Ruto was ripe to contest for any seat in the country. Through the help of Jirongo in terms of funding, Ruto managed to with the Eldoret North Parliamentary seat and this was the start of his political career.

Ever since, William Ruto has never lost in any elections that he has ever contested for.

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