I’ll concede if defeated in 2022 – DP Ruto
Deputy President and 2022 presidential aspirant William Ruto has said he will concede if he is defeated in the next year's general elections.
Speaking at his official residence in Karen on Saturday, the DP said he will respect the will of the people.
"If Kenyans decide that it's not me, but one of my competitors, I'll accept the verdict of the people of Kenya," he said.
He also called on his competitors to also promise that they will accept defeat should he beat them in the next polls.
"I want every other competitor to commit that they will accept the will of the people and not do what we have seen them do in the past," he added.
Ruto has since declared interest in next year's presidential election.
However, his party of choice United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has not called for delegates conference to endorse his candidature.
Others who have announced they will run in next year's polls are Gideon Moi (KANU), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Moses Wetangula (Ford-K) and Kalozo Musyoka (Wiper) among others.
ODM leader Raila Odinga has not announced whether he will contest in the polls or not, but his heightened political activities in the recent past show he could attempt, for the sixth time, to clinch the top seat.
Raila has been accused by his political nemesis in the past of not accepting election results.