The sensitive assignment that DP Ruto was given after Thursday’s election
The Deputy President was tasked with the tough assignment after reports of low turnout.
Ruto was given tasked with the responsibility of countering NASA leader Raila Odinga who had launched an international campaign to discredit the repeat poll.
After his withdrawal from the repeat presidential race, Odinga launched a global campaign that sought to win over the international community.
The former Prime Minister travelled to London and later held numerous interviews with the international media where he discredited the IEBC and described the repeat poll as sham.
The interviews continued on Election Day with Odinga telling CNN that only 3.5 million Kenyans had turned to vote in last week’s poll.
It was then that the Jubilee team to develop a campaign to defend their legitimacy in the eyes of the international community.
Over the past five days, Ruto has appeared in a record five interviews.
On Saturday, Ruto appeared on CNN before making a repeat appearance on Sunday with the same media house. On Sunday, Aljazeera, BBC and SABC also interviewed the Deputy President.
During the interviews, the Jubilee presidential running mate maintained a common message line. He insisted that the repeal election was free and fair, and accused Odinga of running a militia that blocked voting in NASA strongholds.
A source at the BBC headquarters told Pulselive.co.ke that the interviews were sought by the Jubilee communication team.
The source further revealed that Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta have in the past five years declined numerous interview requests from international media.
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