The only 2 NASA politicians DP Ruto follows on Twitter
On the list of only 34 he follows, Raila Odinga's name is missing.
A close look at his official profile, @WilliamsRuto, which has 1.68 million followers, DP Ruto follows only Kibra Constituency lawmaker Ken Okoth and Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu – once the Minister for Lands, who was ousted on corruption accusations.
Here is a simple profile of the only two Opposition politicians DP Ruto follows.
• Ken Okoth – Kibra MP
The 40-year-old lawmaker revealed during an interviewwith The Nation that he slept on a bed for the first time in high school.
He also disclosed he wears glasses because his eyes were damaged by nyangile (kerosene tin lamp) when he used to study during his primary school days.
He is an alumnus of Starehe Boys Centre after he scored clean 613 marks out of 700 in the days he was in class 8.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University having a Masters in International Relations, in addition to the German and European Studies degree he holds from St. Lawrence University, USA.
Once a watchman, the MP vowed not to vote the infamous Value Added Tax Bill in parliament in 2013, the only MP who backed form the plan, and in many occasions, said “he doesn’t regret anything.”
• Charity Kaluki Ngilu
The second governor of Kitui and first of the three woman governors in Kenya’s history, Charity Ngilu felt left out with William Ruto, thanks to the crackdown on corrupt cabinet ministers in 2015. The former Alliance Girls’ student served as Lands Minister, Health and Water and Irrigation in different administrations.
The mother of three vied for the presidency in 1997. In 2012 the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) identified Ngilu as one of the public officials who had been mentioned adversely in various reports on issues ranging from corruption to economic crimes. The LSK advised voters not to vote those mentioned in the report as they had previously compromised. She was blacklisted.
A censure motion was instituted against her in November 2013 against her conduct as the cabinet secretary for Land, Housing and Urban Development. The parliament at the time was acting on recommendations by a special committee whose mandate was to investigate how she appointed a new director-general at her ministry without involving the parliament as provided for in the constitution of Kenya. She was born in 1952.
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