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Kenyan President Consolidates Power as Deputy’s Base Ebbs

  • Meeting of ruling party failed to address sidelining of Ruto
  • Fractured party sees leadership changes in favor of Kenyatta
William Ruto
William RutoPhotographer: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images
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Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto’s path to the top job in 2022 has become rockier, with incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta consolidating his control over the ruling Jubilee party and embracing other potential successors.