Kenyan-Canadian attorney Miguna Miguna has exuded confidence that Deputy President William Ruto will win the August 9th presidential election.
Miguna, who was deported to Canada in February 2018, says he will be traveling to Kenya later this year to attend the official swearing-in of Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua.
"I'll be in Kenya to attend the official swearing-in ceremony of William Samoei Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua at the Kasarani Stadium,” Miguna said via a Facebook post.
Miguna earlier endorsed Ruto’s presidential bid, saying it is time for Kenyans to end what he termed as a “cycle of dynastic tyranny” that President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga are trying to entrench in the country.
He said he is supporting Ruto because he has committed to adhere to the rule of law, respect human rights, obey court orders, and uphold the Constitution.
“Ruto is the only person who said he will allow me back immediately. Raila has called me a barking dog yet I am here for swearing him in,” said Miguna.
Ruto, who is eyeing the presidency on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket, was on Saturday cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to run on August 9th.
He is expected to lock horns with Odinga, who is giving his fifth stab at the presidency under the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition.