William Ruto Running Mates; Deputy President William Ruto’s search for a running mate in his 2022 State House bid is narrowing down to Mt Kenya and Coast regions following revelations by his western Kenya backers that they will settle for Cabinet posts and the implementation of an agreed economic agenda, instead.
For western, it seems, the possibility of Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi running for the top seat makes it unattractive for the DP to pick a running mate from there, especially given that ODM leader Raila Odinga also holds sway over a considerable section of the vote-rich region.
William Ruto is one of the presidential candidates who will vie for the presidential election. He believes he will win the seat and become the 5th president of the Republic of Kenya.
Below are the Potential William Ruto running mates who Ruto’s Team has identified ;
1. Mwangi Kiunjuri – The Service Party leader.
2. Anne Waiguru – Kirinyaga Governor
3. Mwangi wa lria – Murang’a Governor
4. Kiraitu Murungi – Meru Governor.
5. Kithure Kindiki – Tharaka Nithi Senetor
6. Justin Muturi -National Assembly speaker
7. Rigathi Gachagua – Mathira Mp
8. Peter Munya – Agriculture Cabinet Secretary
9. Peter Kenneth -Former Gatanga MP
“DP will need a running mate but our focus now is not that. It will have its own time. We know the running mate will come from the Mt Kenya region. The issue of positions will come but currently, we are refining our economic blueprints,” said Mr Nyoro.
“There is no politician without ambitions. It is their democratic right to hope and wish but more importantly, work hard to be identified that you are such kind of personality but you cannot say that on Twitter or from the comfort of your home.”
William Ruto Running Mates Options in other regions
In the Coast region, former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar told the media that the region rallies behind the DP not with the expectation of getting the position of running mate but with hopes of implementing their economic blueprints.