DP William Ruto to Increase Foreign Travels in New 2022 Master Plan

  • DP William Ruto greets President Uhuru Kenyatta after arriving in Mandera Daily Nation
  • Deputy President (DP) William Ruto is keen on establishing key contacts in different capitals as the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta heats up.

    Nation reports that Kenya’s second-in-command has turned to foreign travels as he seeks to establish good working relationships across the globe.

    Days after announcing that he was slowing down his presidential bid, Ruto set the ball rolling when flew to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 6.

    DP William Ruto boards a helicopter

    He gave a lecture at Chatham House where he proposed for the creation of an office of the leader of the opposition.

    “The winner ascends to a formally constituted leadership role while the runner-up becomes a virtual stranger in leadership,” the DP stated during his address.

    He went on to explain that this would unify the country since the leader of opposition would have a formal role.

    However, political pundits believe that it’s part of a wider plan to make sure the winner of the presidential election is not tricked into forming a coalition with the runner-up.

    Chatham House is a non-profit organization that promotes the understanding of major international issues and current affairs.

    Political and business leaders are known to use their insights while making major decisions.

    As such, it's critical to have such brilliant minds when one is seeking public office.

    Ruto is expected to travel to more foreign countries where he'll woo various think tanks as he schemes for 2022.

    The DP's chartered plane which was the subject of controversy in 2013