Ruto cleared by IEBC to vie for Presidency

William Ruto has been cleared as the United Democratic Alliance presidential candidate to contest the presidency in the August polls by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati announced Ruto’s clearance on Saturday at the Bomas of Kenya after Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua submitted the required documents.

DP William Ruto thanked the IEBC for their role in ensuring Kenyans have credible elections.

“Mr chairman, we’re committed to the code of conduct we have signed… We are confident with your stewardship,” he said.

To the media outlets, the DP said it is time they are fair and balanced when covering political campaigns ahead of the polls.

“It is the most decent thing to do. We have raised these concerns. We also urge you (IEBC) that you treat all the candidates in this race equally,” he said.

“We’re just asking to be treated fairly… We will work with all Kenyans in this election,” he said and urged Kenyans to remain peaceful during the electioneering period.

After presenting his papers, Ruto will storm the city in a whirlwind tour culminating in a major rally at the historic Kamukunji grounds in Kamukunji Constituency.

He will be drumming up support for his candidature as well as campaign for his Kenya Kwanza candidates during the tour of the city.

Ruto’s caravan will make at least seven stopovers where he will sell his bottom-up economic model.

He will start from South C, South B, Mukuru, City Stadium, Gikomba, Majengo and finally Kamukunji.

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