Plans Of DP Ruto’s Son Stepping Into His Father’s Shoes May Be Edging Away


Several political heavyweights are offering every kind of political guidance to their sons, who are expected to start marking their debuts in politics in the coming elections. Among such debutants include DP William Ruto’s son, Nick Ruto, who is planning to vie for Turbo MP seat. But the young man who had planned to step into his father’s shoes had his dream for next year somewhat cut short.

This is because he was allegedly advised to heap his plans to vie for the MP seat in 2017 into the bin. One MP cited the fear of complicating his father’s 2022 presidential plans as the reasons for the development.

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Dp Ruto's son, Nick Ruto asked to shelve political ambition

The Uasin Gishu Mp said the interest of Deputy President William Ruto’s son to become Turbo Mp is ill-timed, urging the 29-year-old man to dump his entry into the race.

As published by The Star on Saturday, July 30, the MP said:

“DP William Ruto’s son can come in later, but as of now the plan to bring in Nick Ruto will bring many complications.”

It is also reported that Ruto’s family has discussed Nick’s political plans and he was asked to give up on it for now.

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Several close friends of the DP are said to be plotting to unseat the current MP Elisha Busienei in 2017. And the allies are said to be thinking of replacing him with DP William Ruto’s son, Nick Ruto, who seems to be following his father political step to make a mark for himself in the same sector.

Dp William Ruto's son, Nick Ruto asked to shelve political ambition

Some of the allies include businessmen Kevin Okwara, Willy Korir and Stephen Mugwira. Former Eldoret North Constituency Development Fund chairman Isaac Maiyo is also in the race. Recall that Maiyo worked with Ruto when he was the MP.

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Nick, a lawyer, has not officially declared his interest to run for the seat but he had been seen in several events with his father. A source close to the family, however, said Dp Ruto’s son confesses that he has learned a lot from his father who has been his source of inspiration, and that the young man nurses ambitions to be like his dad.

The DP has also not publicly talked about his son’s plans and has only referred to Nick once in an interview. But there is no doubt that he would stand strong behind his son if he chooses to contest.