[PHOTOS] All systems go as UDA endorses Ruto for presidency

About 5,000 delegates endorsed him as the party's presidential flagbearer.

In Summary

• Deputy President William Ruto arrived in the company of his wife, Rachel Ruto.

• UDA delegates held a one-hour closed-door session to nominate the party leaders.

Deputy President William Ruto acknowledges greetings from his supporters during the UDA National Delegation Conference at Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto acknowledges greetings from his supporters during the UDA National Delegation Conference at Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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UDA party has officially endorsed Deputy President William Ruto as the party's presidential candidate ahead of the August polls.

The delegates endorsed Ruto after a closed-door session on Tuesday.

Deputy President William Ruto arrived in the company of his wife, Rachel Ruto.

He was dressed in a yellow T-shirt with Ankara print and navy blue trousers, while Rachel was dressed in a gold-yellow skirt suit.

Deputy President William Ruto with Mama Rachel Ruto during the UDA National Delegation Conference at Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto with Mama Rachel Ruto during the UDA National Delegation Conference at Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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About 5,000 delegates endorsed him as the party's presidential flagbearer.

Among the leaders present are Governor Anne Waiguru, UDA Secretary-General Veronica Maina, chairman Johnstone Muthama, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua and Kandara MP Alice Wahome.

Nairobi women rep aspirant Margret Wanjiru, Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, Nakuru Governor aspirant Susan Kihika and Nominated MP Cecil Mbarire during the UDA NDC at Kasarani indoor Gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Nairobi women rep aspirant Margret Wanjiru, Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa, Nakuru Governor aspirant Susan Kihika and Nominated MP Cecil Mbarire during the UDA NDC at Kasarani indoor Gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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Deputy president William Ruto and Mama Rachel Ruto during the UDA National Delegation Conference at Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Deputy president William Ruto and Mama Rachel Ruto during the UDA National Delegation Conference at Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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Deputy President William Ruto acknowledges greetings from his supporters during the UDA National Delegation Conference at Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto acknowledges greetings from his supporters during the UDA National Delegation Conference at Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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UDA supporters during the party's NDC at Kasarani Gymnasium on March 15 ,2022.
UDA supporters during the party's NDC at Kasarani Gymnasium on March 15 ,2022.
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Deputy President William Ruto acknowledges greetings from his supporters during the UDA National Delegation Conference at Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto acknowledges greetings from his supporters during the UDA National Delegation Conference at Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and UDA party leader William Ruto during the UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and UDA party leader William Ruto during the UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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Garissa Township MP Aden Duale speaking during UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Garissa Township MP Aden Duale speaking during UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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UDA supporters during the party's NDC at Kasarani Gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
UDA supporters during the party's NDC at Kasarani Gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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UDA delegates assemble at the Kasarani gymnasium for the party's NDC on March15, 2022.
UDA delegates assemble at the Kasarani gymnasium for the party's NDC on March15, 2022.
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UDA supporters during the party's NDC at Kasarani Gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
UDA supporters during the party's NDC at Kasarani Gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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TSP party leader Mwangi Kiunjuri accompanied by party members arrive at Kasarani indoor gymnasium during the UDA NDC on March 15, 2022.
TSP party leader Mwangi Kiunjuri accompanied by party members arrive at Kasarani indoor gymnasium during the UDA NDC on March 15, 2022.
Vihiga County MP Beatrice Adagala attends UDA NDC in Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Vihiga County MP Beatrice Adagala attends UDA NDC in Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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Mombasa gubernatorial aspirant Suleiman Shaban during UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Mombasa gubernatorial aspirant Suleiman Shaban during UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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Tujibebe Wakenya party leader William Kabogo during teh UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Tujibebe Wakenya party leader William Kabogo during teh UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi attends UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi attends UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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Kanduyi Constituency MP Majimbo Kalasinga attends UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
Kanduyi Constituency MP Majimbo Kalasinga attends UDA NDC at the Kasarani indoor gymnasium on March 15, 2022.
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