UDA delegates unanimously endorse Deputy President William Ruto as the party’s presidential candidate.

UDA delegates unanimously endorse Deputy President William Ruto as the party’s presidential candidate.

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH MARCH 2022-United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party  delegates have unanimously endorsed Deputy President William Ruto as the party’s presidential candidate in the August 9 General Election.The decision was announced after a one hour closed-door meeting .

The closed-door meeting was called shortly after the arrival of the DP at the Kasarani Indoor Sports Complex in Nairobi.

The NDC has  attracted  at least 5,000 delegates in addition to allied politicians from Kenya Kwanza Alliance parties.

Those in attendance  include Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Moses Wetangula (FORD Kenya), William Kabogo (Tujibebe Party), Moses Kuria (CCK) and Martha Karua (NARC Kenya).

Ruto emerged as the party’s choice to seek the top seat after beating two other contenders.

The two other candidates were disqualified after failing to meet the required threshold.

NEC Vice Chairperson Kipruto Arap Kirwa said Ruto emerged the best candidate after meeting the required threshold.

“We had three applicants who presented themselves. The first one was William Samoei Ruto and the verdict was that he is the candidate we shall present to Kasarani on Tuesday for the NDC to make necessary resolution for the purposes of presenting his name to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC),” NEC Vice Chairperson Kipruto arap Kirwa told news reporters at the party headquarters on Saturday.

Tracy Wanjiru, a third-year student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), was disqualified for lacking a degree certificate.

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