In Summary
  • Ruto's allies say President Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga represent dynasties as they are the sons of Jomo Kenyatta and Kenya’s first vice president Jaramogi Oginga Odinga respectively.
  • So is Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, son of the country’s second President Daniel Moi.

  • Ruto’s allies said the dynasties were out to scuttle his 2022 presidential ambitions.

Deputy President William Ruto Friday said he supports President Uhuru Kenyatta’s views on dynasties.

During a fundraiser at Mumboha Grounds in Luanda, Vihiga County, Mr Ruto said the President’s message was clear and that should end the hustler and dynasties talk.

“Leadership does not come through tribe, religion, wealth or one’s origin,” he said.

“Leadership comes through vision and that is the direction people want. Those seeking leadership should know it comes from God.”

Mr Ruto’s camp in the ruling Jubilee party has been fronting itself as “hustlers” against dynasties.

His allies say President Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga represent dynasties as they are the sons of Jomo Kenyatta and Kenya’s first vice president Jaramogi Oginga Odinga respectively.

So is Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, son of the country’s second President Daniel Moi.

Mr Kenyatta said talk about dynasties and hustlers would not propel anyone to the country’s presidency.

The hustlers and dynasties talk gained momentum after the March 9, 2018 handshake between the President and Mr Odinga.

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