POLITICAL TOUR

[PHOTOS] Ruto meets London scholars, researchers at Chatham House

Ruto said the August 9 elections is a defining moment for Kenya.

In Summary

• During the meeting, they discussed the August 9 elections. 

• Governors Ann Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Josphat Nanok (Turkana), Salim Mvurya (Kwale) were also present.

Deputy President William Samoei Ruto during the meeting with scholars, researchers and Kenyans in diaspora in Chatham House London on Monday, March 7,2022.
Deputy President William Samoei Ruto during the meeting with scholars, researchers and Kenyans in diaspora in Chatham House London on Monday, March 7,2022.
Image: Twitter, William Samoei Ruto.

Deputy President William Ruto on Monday met with scholars, researchers and Kenyans in diaspora at the Chatham House, London.

During the meeting, they discussed the August 9 elections. 

Scholars, researchers and Kenyans in diaspora in Chatham House London on Monday, March 7,2022.
Scholars, researchers and Kenyans in diaspora in Chatham House London on Monday, March 7,2022.
Image: Twitter, William Samoei Ruto

The DP was accompanied by ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi who is also a coalition partner in the Kenya Kwanza alliance.

Governors Ann Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Josphat Nanok (Turkana), Salim Mvurya (Kwale) were also present.

Attendees at the meeting with scholars, researchers and Kenyans in diaspora in Chatham House London on Monday, March 7,2022.
Attendees at the meeting with scholars, researchers and Kenyans in diaspora in Chatham House London on Monday, March 7,2022.
Image: Twitter, William Samoei Ruto

"The August 9th General Election is a defining moment for Kenya," Ruto said in a tweet.

In a statement, Ruto said Kenyans will make a decision about two orders; One that embraces political discourse along socioeconomic issues of empowering those at the bottom of the wealth pyramid versus the other that prefers patronage politics of toxic ethnic permutations and combinations.

Speaker during the meeting with scholars, researchers and Kenyans in diaspora in Chatham House London on Monday, March 7,2022.
Speaker during the meeting with scholars, researchers and Kenyans in diaspora in Chatham House London on Monday, March 7,2022.
Image: Twitter, William Samoei Ruto.

"Ours is committed to actualizing the full spectrum of our Constitution to serve all equally, while the other group strives to formalize a retrogressive politics of ethnic patronage,'' Ruto said.

Ruto took a break from his political campaigns for a 12-day tour to the United States, United Kingdom and Qatar.  

Deputy President William Samoei Ruto during the meeting with scholars, researchers and Kenyans in diaspora in Chatham House London on Monday, March 7,2022.
Deputy President William Samoei Ruto during the meeting with scholars, researchers and Kenyans in diaspora in Chatham House London on Monday, March 7,2022.
Image: Twitter, William Samoei Ruto.

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