VIDEO: DP Ruto Denies Campaigning For 2022 Presidential Elections

Deputy President William Ruto on Monday claimed that he has not yet started engaging in campaigns for the 2022 election, and is instead terming his countrywide tours as quote “government work.”

Speaking at his Karen residence, Ruto said that as deputy president he has the mandate to tour different parts of the country and get feedback from Kenyans on government development projects.

He said he is awaiting the green light from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) before he can officially start his campaigns.

“I haven’t started the campaign because the campaign period is not yet announced by IEBC,” he said.

It was a statement that may stun some Kenyans as it flies in the face of what critics of the deputy president consider the longest and most aggressive campaign in Kenya's recent electoral politics.

Despite his breathless campaign schedule that includes countless road trips, helicopter hops, and a nearly daily menu of visiting delegations at his Karen residence, DP Ruto denies he has been on the 2022 campaign trail.