Photo : Deputy President William ruto receiving certificate of nomination to vie for presidency.
Deputy President William Ruto is free to campaign
after he was cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to
vie for presidency in the August 9th general election.
William Ruto became the fourth presidential candidate to be cleared after Agano Party aspirant David Mwaure Waihiga was given the go ahead Saturday morning.
Ruto was presented with a certificate by the IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati who is the National Returning Officer for Presidential election after he presented his credentials at the Bomas of Kenya.
Mr Chebukati urged the DP William ruto to comply with Election Code of Conduct following his registration as a Presidential candidate.
He was accompanied by his running mate, Mathira MP Hon Rigathi Gachagua.
While expressing his gratitude for being cleared, Ruto reaffirmed his confidence in the capacity of the IEBC to conduct credible elections.
The deputy president also called on his supporters to do everything they can to protect the elections from violence and unnecessary sideshows.
On the issue of media coverage, Ruto appealed to the media to exercise fairness in their coverage.
At the same time, the DP appointed Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki as his chief agent during the August 9 polls.
Senator Kithure Kindiki will serve alongside Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok and UDA secretary general Veronica Maina.