Kenya 2022: Could Ruto take the country back to Moi-era politics?

By Jeff Otieno
Posted on Friday, 26 August 2022 12:19, updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2022 16:33

William Ruto (photo twitter: @WilliamsRuto)

The declaration of William Ruto as the winner of the presidential election was celebrated and criticised in equal measure. Does Ruto have the required mettle to unite a sharply divided country if his win is upheld by the Supreme Court?

It was 1992 and the multiparty campaigns had pushed President Daniel Moi to the wall.

A group of lawyers had joined hands with opposition politicians to form a potent political movement whose aim was to end Moi’s 24-year rule using the ballot.

Nicknamed ‘the professor of politics’, President Moi was not ready to take it lying down and had to pull something out of his bag of tricks.