Buy Our Writers A Coffee

Subscription Amount. Min £2


Kenya’s Deputy President has said that he will accept election results whichever way it goes. Speaking in London at Chatham House, he urged all his competitors in Kenya’s election to be conducted in August this year to also accept the outcome of the election.

Ruto was answering a question from a Kenyan who wanted to know whether he will be willing to accept results if he lost the election. He started his speech by sharing his bottom- up economic model.

In his speech, he alleged that the opposition want to bring back an imperial President because they want power. He said they wanted the President to have power over the Judiciary by appointing an entity called Ombudsman that seeks to supervise the Judiciary.

He said they wanted to change the constitution and take the country back to how it was before the new constitution. Ruto advocated for what he called institutionalizing accountability. He said that the country was worse off because there was no opposition and no oversight. He said if he was elected, he would ensure Judiciary was independent by funding it.

He said the police service also need to be financially independent so that they can execute their mandate with professionalism without being controlled by the executive. Answering a question about his power sharing with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto told those attending that he never appointed any Ministers, but President Uhuru Kenyatta did.


Deputy President William Ruto speaking at Chatham House in London.


Our first term, I played my role. I had many responsibilities which I discharged with distinction for example, the building of the SGR and 10,000 km of tarmac.

“To demonstrate our success, we were elected by twice the margin which we were elected in 2013. Unfortunately, in our second term because of the political dynamics that came in to play the President told me that he wanted to do things differently and that he didn’t want what had become normal and known as UhuruRuto, he wanted a ‘Uhuru’.

“I had a candid discussion with him and when he told me what he wanted, to run his legacy alone as the fourth President of the Republic of Kenya, I was fine with that. Executive Order Number 1 came into force establishing a different arrangement in government and I had no quarrel with it because that is what the President wanted. “

Ruto said that the people who were given the responsibility for the big 4 agenda failed it. Housing plan never took off, the universal coverage never took off and Agricultural transformation never happened and then we embraced the BBI which went up in smoke because it was unconstitutional. 

Ruto said if elected, he would do things differently, there should be clear distinction between the opposition and the government so that there is an oversight of the government.

Dennis Otingo of Azimio La Umoja UK asked the Deputy President his thoughts about the Handshake between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga. Ruto said that the handshake was a conspiracy, and it wasn’t genuine.

He said the handshake ended Jubilee, Nasa and the Big 4 Agenda. Answering a different question, he said he was the biggest loser for the disintegration of Jubilee party as he had invested a lot in it. He said if elected he will focus on increasing the numbers of women into leadership.



About IEA Media Ltd

Informer East Africa is a UK based diaspora Newspaper. It is a unique platform connecting East Africans at home and abroad through news dissemination. It is a forum to learn together, grow together and get entertained at the same time.

To advertise events or products, get in touch by info [at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447957636854.
If you have an issue or a story, get in touch with the editor through editor[at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447886544135.

We also accept donations from our supporters. Please click on "donate". Your donations will go along way in supporting the newspaper.

Get in touch

Our Offices

London, UK
+44 7886 544135
editor (@)
Slough, UK
+44 7957 636854
info (@)

Latest News

South Sudan’s Kiir snubs junior U.S officials in New York

South Sudan’s Kiir s...

September 21, 2023 (JUBA) – South Sudan President Salva Kiir declined a meeting with junior United...

Tunisia to receive payment under controversial EU migration deal

Tunisia to receive p...

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, delivers a speech in the European Parli...

COP28 UAE President-Designate visits award-winning Kenyan fintech leader M-KOPA on the side lines of Africa Energy Forum

COP28 UAE President-...

Minister also meets with former Global High Schools category winner and CEO of Mazi Mobility Suppor...

Kiir holds chains of meetings with leaders at UN General Assembly

Kiir holds chains of...

President Salva Kiir has held several meetings with leaders on the sideline of the ongoing United Na...

For Advertisement

Big Reach

Informer East Africa is one platform for all people. It is a platform where you find so many professionals under one umbrella serving the African communities together.

Very Flexible

We exist to inform you, hear from you and connect you with what is happening around you. We do this professionally and timely as we endeavour to capture all that you should never miss. Informer East Africa is simply news for right now and the future.

Quality News

We only bring to you news that is verified, checked and follows strict journalistic guidelines and standards. We believe in 1. Objective coverage, 2. Impartiality and 3. Fair play.

Banner & Video Ads

A banner & video advertisement from our sponsors will show up every once in a while. It keeps us and our writers coffee replenished.