Kenyan politicians' academic credentials have been scrutinized more closely in recent months, ostensibly as a result of the country's new electoral procedures. While some politicians have had to convince the public that they are academically qualified for the position, others have great academic qualifications that set them apart from their contemporaries.
The duel to succeed outgoing Kericho county governor Professor Paul Chepkwony has continued to heat up as the race narrows between three top contestants who are eyeing the UDA party ticket. Devolution Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter, University Lecturer Dr Erick Mutai and popular Engineer cum farmer Fred Kirui are already flexing muscles on the ground in bids to clinch the current party's ticket which is expected to translate into an automatic victory during the general polls.
1. William Ruto william Ruto is a Kenyan politician and the Deputy President of Kenya since 2013. After completing his secondary education, he went on to receive a BSc (Botany and Zoology) from the University of Nairobi. Ruto later enrolled for MSc in Plant Ecology, graduating in 2011.
Yesterday, Dp Ruto held a rally at Eldoret sports club where he expected all leaders and aspirants from the rift valley region so that he can declare his presidential bid and request the residents to give him blessings as he transverses across the whole country seeking for votes. He was accompanied by many politicians from nearly all regions of Kenya but some leaders from the region failed to turn up without sending even an apology.
The uproars were allover across the country on Monday with the Former Prime Minister and ODM party leader Rt Hon Raila Odinga being at the center of discussion for hosting at least 30 county governors supporting his 2022 presidential bid to the State House. The governors vowed to remain loyal to Raila and his Handshake partner His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The question on who has Numbers has now started to be clear between the deputy president William Ruto and the former prime minister Raila Odinga. The star newspaper has done an analysis and came up with the number of governor that are strongly supporting the deputy president. Most of these governors come from his stronghold rift valley region; Paul chepkwony ( Kericho), Ann Waiguru ( Kirinyaga), josphat nanok ( turkana), Jackson mandago (Uasin-gishu), Stephen Sang (Nandi) and Samuel tunai (Narok).
The deputy president William Ruto who will be on the ballot paper in the August general election has only six governors who supports his presidential bid as per the latest news shared on the social media platforms. According to the news which was shared on the social media platforms, the six governors who supports him are not well known in the country which makes him difficult to sell his agenda to the people.
After skipping Bomet county in his 5-day Rift Valley visit, Deputy President William Ruto has bowed to pressure and set aside a day to visit the county. During Kericho's visit, few Bomet leaders who attended were displeased with his decision to skip their county. They asked him to set a day to visit.
Fresh details have emerged concerning the IEBC meeting with the deputy president William Ruto, according to the reports the Devolution Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter was the only CS to attend Deputy President William Ruto's Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) meeting on Monday. It is reported that the meeting was attended with nine governors out of the 47 governors as well as two Principal Secretaries.
Kericho County Gubernatorial Race: The race is likely going to be tough between these two candidates
As we approach the 2022 general elections, many politicians and other aspirants have been busy moving around their respective places to rally for support. In Kericho, the race to succeed the outgoing governor Paul Chepkwony who is serving his last constitutional term has been gearing momentum. The prestigious Kericho county gubernatorial seat has prominent leaders and other aspirants such as the incumbent Kericho county Senator Aaron Cheruiyot, former Kipkelion Member of Parliament Jonathan Magerer Lang'at, Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter, Richard Lang'at and Fred Kirui.
Political leaders from Kericho County led by the incumbent Belgut Constituency Member of Parliament Hon. Nelson Koech alongside Members of Kericho County Assembly (MCA's) have opposed the move by Unilever Tea Firm to sell a section of estates within the Green County. According to the incumbent Legislator, while speaking to a section of tea farmers, the selling of these tea estates would create further unemployment problems in Kericho.
Photo: Dp Ruto in Kericho County Kericho County Governor Paul Chepkwony faced an embarrassing moment after being heckled and booed in his backyard. Paul Chepkwony who is in his last term as a governor was forced to hand over the mic after a crowd shouted him off. Privy reports indicate that Governor Paul Chepkwony might run for Senatorial seat where they'll face off with Senator Aaron Cheruiyot.
Kericho county governor had a rough time trying to calm down irate Kericho county voters who came out in large numbers to welcome the deputy president and his UDA brigade. Being forced to cut his speech, Paul Chepkwony was shouted off the Dias with locals asking him to move away.
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony is a very unique man. Unlike most of his peers,Governor Chepkwony lives a very humble life. This was revealed in his interview in the Kenyan Historian YouTube channel. Chepkwony revealed that he lives in a very humble house that was built in 1937.
We are counting less than three hundred days to the much awaited 2022 general elections. Political temperatures have been getting higher and higher in all parts of Kenya as aspirants of different elective seats have been racing against time to sell their agendas to the electorate. Kericho county has not been left behind in matters politics.
During his third day of touring the rift valley, deputy President William Ruto today marched his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party troops to kericho county where he was drumming for his bottom up economic model approach as well as pleading with voters to support his Statehouse quest.
Kenyan politicians, are well known, for living lavish life in posh estates and being heavily guarded, but this is not the case for Paul Chepkwony. Paul is the Governor of Kericho County, and his lifestyle is just very simple. In a video released by one youtubers, the governor has only one security, and one cook and gardener.
Deputy President William Ruto is today chairing a meeting of the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Councils (IBEC) at his Karen resident where he is expected to get a clear list of Governors and Cabinet Secretaries rallying behind him in his presidential journey. However, from the list of those who have attended it is clear that most of the invited guest skipped the important meeting for their own reasons which have been termed as politically intended.
Deputy President Ruto complete his second-day tour at Kericho County where he made a stopover at Kipsagitiet where he opened an administration block before proceeding to the chebirirbei centre where he supported the Bodaboda riders. He was welcomed by the governor of Kericho County Paul Chepkwony, senator Aron Cheruiyot and Women representative Florence Bore, Nelson Koech MP Belgut constituency and various 30 MPs from his bedroom who drums up to support DP Ruto ahead of 2022.
William Ruto has proved Time and again to Be a political genius. His Moves are well calculated especially in seeking for voters support. Many thought that after being sidelined From the government his Presidential Bid Was at stake but he turned lemons into Lemonade by crafting a Campaign team by utilising state resources to make inroads Across the country.