Kenya: Can Ruto win over Raila’s allies in the post-election battle?

By Jeff Otieno
Posted on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 09:26

William Ruto and Raila Odinga on 16 August 2022

After beating the odds to become Kenya’s fifth head of state, President William Ruto has set his sights on sending his fierce rival Raila Odinga into political retirement. Will Ruto succeed in scoring a double win over Raila who has been active in politics for more than three decades?

On 15 August, after being declared the winner of the fiercely contested presidential election in Kenya, William Ruto warned his rival Raila Odinga, still smarting from defeat, that their political battle was not yet over.