2022 ELECTION

I’ll respect the outcome of the August election, Ruto says

Ruto said he is a firm believer in the rule of law.

In Summary

• Ruto spoke on Friday evening during a candid conversation at the Center for Strategic International Studies.

• The DP is in the US with some of his Kenya Kwanza Alliance delegates.

Deputy President William Samoei Ruto during the meeting in Arizona State University on Thursday, March 4, 2022.
Deputy President William Samoei Ruto during the meeting in Arizona State University on Thursday, March 4, 2022.
Image: Twitter, William Samoei Ruto.

Deputy President William Ruto has said that he will respect the outcome of the August 9 election.

The DP said that he is a firm believer in the rule of law and that whichever the outcome, he will accept.

Ruto spoke on Friday evening during a candid conversation at the Center for Strategic International Studies, which was moderated by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, who is the Director and Senior FellowAfrica program

The DP is in the US with some of his Kenya Kwanza Alliance delegates.

“Because I’m a believer in the rule of law. I’m a believer in constitutionalism and if anybody brought whatever challenge into my way, I will deal with it within the parameters of the law and the rule of law,” Ruto said.

Ruto also confidently expressed his optimism that the country will be peaceful after the election.

“The people of Kenya, I believe, will do their thing. They will elect the leaders of their choice, and Kenya will walk into the future confidently.”

Also, the DP said that his long time in the public service is what has driven him to vie for the presidential seat, saying that he has what it takes to take the country to the next level.

In his visit, the DP has met Kenyans and various US government officials.

on Wednesday held a meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Molly Phee.

Ruto was hosted by Secretary Phee at her Washington DC office.

Among issues discussed during the meeting were the Kenya-US strategic partnership, the coming elections, and the country's other partners.