William Ruto is now the highest ranking official in Kenya. Uhuru Kenyatta named him acting president until he returns from the Hague for the ICC status conference.
In practice, he’ll not have all the powers of the President, but will still be responsible for major decisions until the president returns. For the first time in his life, Ruto will have the services of a uniformed Aide de Camp. The Presidential motorcade will also be at his service.
State House and the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit were quick to announce that they had a new boss. Here are some tweets and Facebook posts.
This is the official communication of The Acting President of The Republic Of Kenya @WilliamsRuto
— PSCU Kenya Digital (@PSCU_Digital) October 6, 2014
Welcome to the Official Acting President @WilliamsRuto Institutional Twitter account.
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) October 6, 2014