Profiles: DP Ruto's possible running mates
Speculation has been rife on who might be named.
Names floated for the top position include Tharaka Nithi Senator Kindiki Kithure, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
Here are the profiles of the probable running mates.
Date of Birth: 1973
Place of Birth: Irunduni, Tharaka Nithi County
He is a professor of law, trained in Kenya and South Africa.
2000 - 2001: Resettlement Consultant, Legal Unit/ Division of International Protection, UNHCR, Branch Office for South Africa, Pretoria.
2002-2003: Lecturer of Law, Moi University
2004- 2005: Lecturer of Law, University of Nairobi.
2006- 2012: Head, Department of Public Law, University of Nairobi.
2008, Appointed Secretary of Cohesion in the Justice Ministry, resigned after 100 days
2011 – 2015: Counsel representing DP Ruto at The Hague when he was charged with crimes against humanity.
2013 – 2017: Elected Senator for Tharaka Nithi
2013 - 2017: Senate Majority Leader
2017 – 2022: Elected Senator for Tharaka Nithi for a second term
2017 – 2020: Deputy Speaker until he was de-whipped by Jubilee Party.
2022- Considered one of the probable presidential running mates in the Kenya Kwanza coalition
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science & literature from UoN
1989 - 1990: Assistant Secretary, Home Affairs ministry
1990 - 1991: District Officer cadet
1991 - 1993: Personal Assistant to the head of Public Service
1995 - 1996: District officer, Kakamega district
1997 - 1999: District officer, Laikipia district
2001 - 2006: Personal Assistant of then Minister for Local Government, Uhuru Kenyatta
2017 - 2022: MP, Mathira constituency
Date of Birth: 1960
Place of Birth: Sabatia, Vihiga County
He is a trained land economist.
1985 – 1989 – Director, Tyson’s Limited
1984 – 1985 – Land Economist at the National Housing Corporation
1989 – 1992 MP Sabatia
1993 – 1997 – MP Sabatia
1998 – 2002 – MP Sabatia Constituency
1999 – 2002 Minister for Transport and Communications
Nov – Dec 2002 Vice President of Kenya
2008 – 2012 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Government
2008 – 2013 MP Sabatia
2012 - 2013 Deputy Prime Minister – Coalition government of Kenya
2013 Joined the United Democratic Forum political party and later founded The Amani Coalition
2013: Vied for the presidency in the general elections and lost
2015: Mudavadi quits the UDF party for ANC Party
2017: He was part of the principals who formed the National Super Alliance (NASA), a coalition of parties that fronted Raila Odinga to vie against the incumbent U Kenyatta and lost.
2021: NASA is dissolved
2022: Mudavadi as leader of ANC, joins up with Moses Wetang'ula of Ford-Kenya, and William Ruto of UDA to form the Kenya Kwanza Alliance
2022: Mudavadi is one of the probable running mates for William Ruto in 2022
Date of Birth: 1956
Place of Birth: Siakago, Embu County
He is a lawyer by profession
1982 – 1997: Muturi last served as a principal magistrate before retiring from judicial service.
1999 – 2002: Elected MP for Siakago Constituency after a by-election following the demise of the previous MP
2002 – 2007: Re-elected MP for Siakago
2007: Muturi defeated in general elections for Siakago MP seat by Lenny Kivuti
2011: Appointed the chairman of the Center for Multi-Party Democracy
2013: unsuccessfully ran for the Mbeere North parliamentary seat on TNA
2013: Elected speaker of the National Assembly
2017: Re-elected as speaker where he serves to date
2022: Joined the Democratic Party of Kenya as the presidential candidate and is allied to the Kenya Kwanza Coalition.
Date of Birth: 1967
Place of Birth: Kirinyaga County
She holds a Master of Arts in Economic Policy
2013: Before 2013, Anne Waiguru began her career in the public service by providing Technical Assistance to the Public Service Reform Secretariat in what was then the Cabinet Office.
She then served as the Head of Governance and the Economic Stimulus Programme at the National Treasury, alternate to the Permanent Secretary/National Treasury in the Public Procurement Oversight Authority and Advisory Board and the Women Enterprise Fund Board.
2013: Waiguru named to Uhuru Kenyatta’s first cabinet
2015: Waiguru resigns from the government following pressure on allegations of involvement in corruption
2015: Waiguru was named in the NYS scandal, however, was not taken to court.
2017 – 2022: Elected governor, Kirinyaga County
2022: Defected to the UDA Party.
Date of Birth: 1985
Place of Birth: Gathukeini, Murang’a County
He is a Kenyan entrepreneur cum politician.
He studied for a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
Worked part time for Ngenye Kariuki and company stock brokers, whose director was Ngenye Kariuki, former Member of Parliament for Kiharu.
Later, he formed Stockbridge Stockbrokers and started Afrisec Telecoms, an internet service provider.
2016: Co-founded Investax capital, a stock brokerage firm and due to a conflict of interest left Stockbridge Securities.
2017: Vied for the Member of Parliament seat for Kiharu constituency under the Jubilee party ticket and won at the age of 32