DP Ruto to unveil his running mate today

Vice President William Ruto is expected to announce his nominee today.

Sources in his campaign team say the announcement will be made anytime this morning, amid rumors in the city that it is Professor Kithure Kindiki, Senator Tharaka Nithi.

“The announcement will be made today by the vice president himself,” an official in his office said.

His main rival in the August election, former prime minister Raila Odinga, is expected to unveil his running mate on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s deadline set by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Unlike Ruto who kept his cards close to his chest, Odinga put together a team of celebrities who interviewed 11 candidates at a Nairobi hotel before giving him three nominees.