Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto

Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto

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Uhuru Kenyatta, the deputy prime minister and a member of the dominant Kikuyu community, right, has joined forces with his former political foe William Ruto, an ethnic Kalenjin lawmaker, left, to run on the same ticket in elections planned for March 4.