William Ruto

The political opponent who was to go against deputy president Ruto’s son, Nick in the race for a parliamentary seat, can breath easy.

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Initially, Nick Ruto had expressed interest in the Turbo parliamentary seat in Uasin Gishu county, but now, word on the ground is that the plans have been shelved.

Sources close to the DP said his family has discussed the matter and Nick was asked to shelf his ambition as it may complicate his father’s plan to vie for Presidency in 2022, According to The Star.

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It is believed, Nick’s move could antagonise some of the DP’s close allies in the constituency who have supported Ruto since he joined politics, and are interested in the same seat.

“Maybe he can come in later, but as of now the plan to bring in Nick will bring many complications,” said an MP from the region.

Nick is a lawyer in Nairobi, has not made political pronouncements but has been attending some social functions with his father.