Isaac Ruto

Last updated on 2017-09-25T13:07+0300.

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Isaac Ruto said : “We entered into a deal with the Red Cross where they gave us ambulances but we are surprised it is no longer there… Those ambulances were available anytime in every subcounty when needed,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 13, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto explained : “We are beyond the dividing of the country on tribal lines. Let leaders compete on the basis of issues and ideas,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto stated : “When I saw my brother (DP Ruto) had been left out and subjected to tribulations by the Jubilee administration including Odinga whom I had supported, we chose to unite to rival them,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about William Ruto ) : “I will support you William Ruto for the top seat as I also go for the governor position,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “People differ in opinions but when you are part of a team tasked with coming up with a solution to a problem, you cannot come out and speak contrary to what you agreed with other members. You have to accept and own the recommendations that you have produced as a team,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We have read the proposals in the BBI report and we believe that the document is good and needs to be adopted. The proposals are meant to generally empower people as the grassroots, groups like women and the youth who have in the past been sidelined,” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 26, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Strengthening devolution with the increase in the billions going to the counties and a further five per cent trickling down to the ward level is a silver bullet,” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 26, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Even when we served in the government as ministers, we never used to get salaries; it was just an allowance given but you would receive salary as an MP,” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 26, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto alisema : "Nilipata chakula cha mchana na wabunge wa Jubilee ambao hivi karibuni walikabidhiwa majukumu mengine ndani ya chama. Nimewashukuru kwa kazi ya kipekee kwa chama na taifa. Nimewahimiza kuendelea kwenye ajenda ya mabadiliko sasa na wakati ujao. Sote pamoja" External link

deutschewelle-kisiwahili Friday, June 19, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Working together does not mean we are abandoning our parties, we want to ensure that handshake between political competitors become a norm in this country for the so as to allow peaceful development between one election and the other,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto says : “It is ridiculous when someone writes you are doing nothing. That is very humiliating because we have done everything to the best of our ability,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 5, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Remember that I have been all along a proponent of constitutional change. Now that I have a team spearheading that, led by the President himself, we are ready to bring the reforms,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 25, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We are in agreement with the president that we need political, economic and social stability of the country, as a political elite I would not mind being part of the team steering Kenya from the pandemic crisis,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Chama Cha ) : “Chama Cha Mashinani is not a merry-go-round, it’s a party that was formed to work for the people singularly on in arrangements with other parties, we are a parliamentary party and are ready to work with Jubilee, Kanu and any other party that joins along,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “It is true, I flew to Nairobi from Bomet this morning with my wife who is in the essential service sector and who was required for an official engagement by her employer in Nairobi,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "I wish to set the record straight that my travel had nothing to do with the political realignments in the country, as is being speculated in social media," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto stated ( about Isaac Ruto ) : "My advice is, let the aggrieved party accept the reality that we had warned them was coming, go out and form their own party just like we did,” he stated. Isaac Ruto asserted that the wrangles in the Jubilee party were anticipated and asserted his belief that dissolving URP was a bad political move. “ It is all about: ‘Look, this thing is no longer favouring me’. It has nothing to do with democratic ideals," “What is happening in Jubilee fits what I foresaw” External link

kenyan-post Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “After this we shall dig in for all possible clues. It is ridiculous for someone to dig a tunnel to access a house. The scene of crime has been processed and we shall interrogate the children and other relatives,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 27, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Moi was the epitome of humility,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Many a time we would drive with Moi to Kihika’s home,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “His unique ability that no leader possesses became evident when he forgave those who planned his failed 1982 coup which included senior Army, GSU and police officers,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto alisema : "Tunataka shughuli itakayohusisha wanachi na watu wote wahusishwe ili Wakenya wapate umoja na uwiano kutoka kwa BBI ," External link

tuko Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We want to have a people-driven process that is well-prepared as this will ensure that BBI report is handled to help Kenyans enjoy inclusivity and unity,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We are proposing that the government urgently reviews existing economic policies to ensure that enough money is in circulation for small and medium enterprises to thrive,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We want the committee of experts to have the BBI report views harmonised together with other issues Kenyans want addressed and the document later taken for referendum,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 6, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Isaiah Cheluget ) : “It started going down after the death of former Provincial Commissioner Isaiah Cheluget last year, but I am sure the remaining stakeholders can do something to revive it. If not, let them sell some shares to some of us who are willing to revive it,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Ekuru Aukot ) : “Punguza Mizigo is was not people-driven and only informed by personal ideas of Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 18, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto added ( about Ekuru Aukot ) : “From the onset it was certain that the bill was bound to fail since it was not a people-driven affair. I told Aukot I do not support some of his ideas in the initiative,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 18, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "We don't know what the Government is up to. The land was given out by Government. You can't use force at this time. I'm shocked and surprised even by the deputy president," External link

standardmedia Monday, October 7, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “The government operates by law. If the statement was true, it would have been tabled in Parliament and developed as a Bill for enactment,” External link

nation-ke Monday, September 30, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "Officially, Mau is not a water catchment area, this is just a statement," External link

kenyan-post Monday, September 30, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "They should gazette it as a protected area. Once the government declares it a water catchment area then we can proceed with compulsory acquisition," External link

kenyan-post Monday, September 30, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto says ( about Francis Muthaura ) : "These folks (settlers) can live in half acres and create a new bamboo economy," "I remember we had initiated talks at that time with my technocrats, then led by then Permanent Secretary Francis Muthaura, and there were corporations from Malaysia and other Asian tigers that were ready to work with us" External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto stated : “What would Murkomen say if there is a fault line. It is immaterial where engineers come from. If a doctor is asked to do a postmortem, they are all the same, it doesn’t matter if the doctor is from the Himalayas,” External link

kenya-today Monday, September 30, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto says ( about Francis Muthaura ) : “These folks (settlers) can live in half acres and create a new bamboo economy,” “I remember we had initiated talks at that time with my technocrats, then led by then Permanent Secretary Francis Muthaura, and there were corporations from Malaysia and other Asian tigers that were ready to work with us” External link

nation-ke Friday, September 27, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We want to contribute to the solution. We are asking for dialogue, even the Constitution talks of public participation We want to look for a permanent solution to this recurrent problem,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto alisema : "Bado hatujaketi chini, lakini tutaketi tujue kama msimamo wa chama chetu unaingiana na wao. Tuko tayari kufanya kazi na yeyote," External link

tuko Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "I'm glad to see Senators understanding their roles. They are protecting and serving the interest of the counties and understanding they are there to represent the people at the grassroots," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "We ought to allow women a 50 per cent rule in positions. There is nothing to prove that women are poor performers hence you cannot bring a Constitutional amendment to deny women the rights they have," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “The evictions can cause a major humanitarian crisis even igniting ethnic flare-ups. We are reaching out to the State and key players to halt the process until a proper approach is adopted,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 9, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila understands the (eviction) issue since he has handled it before. He was easy to access and he knows the challenge ahead,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 9, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "We must set up a well-funded and equipped cancer center in Kenya, it is time”. “As a country, we can make a concerted effort towards fighting cancer, yes we can," External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Joyce Laboso ) : “I have known Dr Laboso and her family from the early 1980s, time within which we have worked closely several matters. I worked with the former governor at Egerton University and at the National Assembly when she served as Sotik MP and I was Chepalungu MP,” “Her death is very devastating. It is a terrible blow and a big loss not only for Bomet but the entire country at large. May God give the family the fortitude to bear the loss,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto noted : “We must set up a well funded and equipped cancer center in Kenya, it is time. We are losing many lives to cancer. Millions may be silent victims and cannot get treatment. As a country, we can make a concerted effort towards fighting cancer, yes we can,” External link

kenya-today Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : ”God has finally rested Joyce because she has been under a lot of pain. Let us stand with the family at this difficult time,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 29, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Joyce Laboso ) : “Dr Laboso requires everyone’s support and prayers at this time. We are going to offer much needed moral support. We wish her a quick recovery,” External link

kenya-today Friday, July 5, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto alisema : “Sisi sio wageni na siasa za Kenya. Tumeona chaguzi nyingi na eneo la Mlima Kenya litacheza mbinu zote lakini dakika ya mwisho, wao wataamua watakao mpigia kura. Hiyo huwa siri yao,” External link

tuko Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto stated ( about David Murathe ) : "As things stand, he might find himself without a party. Jubilee has its owners. People like Murathe might kick him out. He must have other plans," External link

kenyan-post Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:15:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "I wish to set the record straight that at no time did we discuss matters relating to the Deputy President, political camps or alignments. Unedited footage of the entire meeting is available," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “It is only fair that within five years after election, everyone settles down to work. Those who occupy Government positions should deliver. However, the country is surprised that some politicians are fighting over 2022 General Election which is still far,” External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “The case of Ugenya is welcome. No region or zone should be left for a particular party. Even small parties should be able to win seats in areas perceived to belong to others,” External link

nation-ke Monday, April 8, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto says : “In a year’s time, we hope to start producing yoghurt and ghee but at the moment all the milk produced is taken to the Kenya Cooperative Creameries,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Some of these agents did not reach the polling stations for the assigned duties,” “I have told the people I’m not ready to move to court to challenge the results, but I want to rest and see how these people will carry on development in the region in their tenure of office” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:45:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “It was interesting to note the IEBC declared President Uhuru Kenyatta winner, even when the provisional results showed form 34A and 34B had not been received at the National Tallying Centre,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:45:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “I will work in harmony with her and I’m appealing to her to do more progress from where I left so that our people can continue enjoying services they deserve,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:45:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto asked : "We find the claims strange because what law says the officer, who is our chief agent, [did wrong] by holding a meeting with this agents in a public institution?" External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:39:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “It’s clear Jubilee will lose the election, Rift Valley wants to be part of the change,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 28, 2017 5:46:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “They have refused to pay our farmers better prices for their produce and are instead importing maize from Mexico,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 28, 2017 5:46:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “They told us they will be eating meat as we watch. Now they have taken both the meat and the ugali. They should leave ugali so that we can also eat it with vegetables,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 28, 2017 5:46:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto told : "Let us tell each other the truth. He will soon learn the hard way that a politician cannot enjoy sleep when he or she doesn't have a safety net in form of a political party which he can use to bargain with," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:41:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto told : “Let us tell each other the truth. He will soon learn the hard way that a politician cannot enjoy sleep when he or she doesn’t have a safety net in form of a political party which he can use to bargain with,” External link

kenya-today Friday, March 3, 2017 5:01:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "Some known leaders in Rift Valley have been claiming they have a control of the voters in the region and that they will herd them to vote in a particular manner. But we are here to dispel that claim and tell the world that the people have shifted their support away from the center" External link

nation-ke Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:59:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto told : “Much as most patients with various ailments are from neighbouring counties, we cannot turn them away, as they have a right to healthcare,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:39:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "It is saddening that Kenyans are currently dying from hunger and the Government cannot supply relief food in the name of lack of funds while it could not hesitate spending a billion in campaigns for an individual employment," "No one should be allowed to misuse public funds and assume that Kenyans are happy. President Uhuru and William must explain this to Kenyans," External link

kenyan-post Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:00:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “More than 50 years after Independence, most citizens still live in poverty because of rampant corruption by former and current regimes,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:24:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We have members from all ethnic communities and we have opened offices in more than 30 counties,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:24:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “The claims that I will join NASA are incorrect. People are just speculating. I have not made such a statement,” External link

kenyan-post Sunday, February 5, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “The county commissioner held two meetings in his office planning how to create chaos on Saturday,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 3, 2017 1:52:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Our agents are being harassed by chiefs and some have had to abandon registration after being threatened,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 27, 2017 6:17:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We know they just want to stop us from recruiting members because they have realised and fear many residents might join our new party instead of Jubilee,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 27, 2017 6:17:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Let the best candidates win regardless of their party affiliation, tribe, race, color or region, we don’t want to see a PEV like situation in the coming August general election” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 16, 2017 7:03:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “My concern is for the winning president to be a Kenyan and a person who respects democracy, rule of law and acknowledges the existence of various political parties” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 16, 2017 7:03:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Out there Kenyans want just fairness. They are not interested in the tyranny of your numbers inside the houses. The real issue is the voters who do not turn up and ended up voting for them manually, identifying them manually,” External link

voanews Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8:44:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Fred Matiang i ) : “This is totally an ill-advised idea. We cannot have schools reopening on the same day ... Parents need time to look for fees for their children, who may be in various institutions of learning. By giving this directive, it is overburdening them. Matiang’i should not come up with ideas that only seem to go his way and not consider the parents,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 24, 2016 3:01:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “I have mobilised all leaders in my county, including MCAs, to join CCM. My mission is to mobilise leaders in the entire region to ditch Jubilee,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:28:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “I thank Kanu leaders for standing truthfully to support the Independence party after it was deserted by the current party hoppers who call themselves the Jubilee Party,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:28:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
officer0.34%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
governor78.42%EN09/10/201710/09/2017
leader1.51%EN09/09/201709/09/2017
principal0.25%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
predecessor0.08%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
coalition principal0.08%EN08/18/201718/08/2017
ccm party boss0.08%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
senator0.17%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
mashinani party leader0.25%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
cha mashinani party leader0.17%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
chama cha mashinani party leader0.17%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
ccm party leader0.08%EN06/21/201721/06/2017
boss0.25%EN12/10/201610/12/2016
gov0.08%EN12/07/201607/12/2016
rebel0.17%EN10/05/201605/10/2016
chairman13.60%EN09/17/201617/09/2016
accused0.08%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
chairman1.51%SA09/07/201407/09/2014
governor1.60%SA09/05/201405/09/2014
chairman of governors council0.25%EN04/20/201420/04/2014
mp0.84%EN12/12/201212/12/2012
Names Lang Count
Isaac RutoEN62.74%
Isaac RuttoEN32.01%
ISAAC RUTOEN3.47%
Isaac RutoSA1.10%
Isaac RutoPT0.25%
Isaac RuttoSA0.17%
Isaac RutoSW0.17%
Isaac RutoFR0.08%
Isaac RuttoSW0.00%


 
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Isaac Ruto stated ( about Isaac Ruto ) : "My advice is, let the aggrieved party accept the reality that we had warned them was coming, go out and form their own party just like we did,” he stated. Isaac Ruto asserted that the wrangles in the Jubilee party were anticipated and asserted his belief that dissolving URP was a bad political move. “ It is all about: ‘Look, this thing is no longer favouring me’. It has nothing to do with democratic ideals," “What is happening in Jubilee fits what I foresaw” External link

kenyan-post Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Joyce Korir said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “It is important for the national government to chip in, expand and equip the cancer clinic at Longisa County Referral Hospital. Cancer has hit Bomet leadership so much that four years ago, former governor Isaac Ruto also lost his daughter to the disease,” External link

nation-ke Friday, August 2, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

David Pkosing says ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “Initially, the reception was not so good in some parts of the country. But with repeated trips and change of strategy — especially the hustler mentality — Kenyans are embracing Dr Ruto in droves. The people are yearning for leadership from one of their own — a son of a poor man and not the princes from rich backgrounds,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

John Walke said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “Even if the handshake seems to complicate things, Ruto will clinch the ticket” External link

standardmedia Monday, January 14, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Musalia Mudavadi stated ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “I would like to assure you that we are very much in touch with Governor Isaac Ruto. He has assured us that he is firmly on board. We have no doubt that he is firmly with us. He is handling a few issues,” External link

kenyan-post Monday, September 4, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “I ask Ruto to abandon the three musketeers and join the winning team,” External link

kenyan-post Saturday, September 2, 2017 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joyce Laboso said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “I am your governor. A governor for those who voted for me and those who did not vote for me. I am also Isaac Ruto’s governor as he belongs to this county,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:04:00 AM EAT

William Ruto said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “You can’t believe it. He (Governor Rutto) went to court to stop the establishment of a university in Bomet, arguing that the site where the new varsity will be constructed should be a dump site. So this is a person who had his priorities wrong,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 5, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

George Khaniri said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “Bomet Governor (Isaac Rutto), Wavinya Ndeti and other parties will join us at the right time in a strong super alliance,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

Norman Magaya said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “I can tell you without a doubt that we are reading from the same script with Isaac and he loves this country,” External link

kenyan-post Sunday, February 5, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

William Ruto said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “I’ve no problem with anyone, including my brother Arap Rutto But I’ll not allow Kalenjins to be divided. Let’s fight over other things, not unity and development,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 5, 2017 6:02:00 PM EAT

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Isaac Ruto

Last updated on 2017-09-25T13:07+0300.

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Isaac Ruto said : “We entered into a deal with the Red Cross where they gave us ambulances but we are surprised it is no longer there… Those ambulances were available anytime in every subcounty when needed,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 13, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto explained : “We are beyond the dividing of the country on tribal lines. Let leaders compete on the basis of issues and ideas,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto stated : “When I saw my brother (DP Ruto) had been left out and subjected to tribulations by the Jubilee administration including Odinga whom I had supported, we chose to unite to rival them,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about William Ruto ) : “I will support you William Ruto for the top seat as I also go for the governor position,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “People differ in opinions but when you are part of a team tasked with coming up with a solution to a problem, you cannot come out and speak contrary to what you agreed with other members. You have to accept and own the recommendations that you have produced as a team,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We have read the proposals in the BBI report and we believe that the document is good and needs to be adopted. The proposals are meant to generally empower people as the grassroots, groups like women and the youth who have in the past been sidelined,” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 26, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Strengthening devolution with the increase in the billions going to the counties and a further five per cent trickling down to the ward level is a silver bullet,” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 26, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Even when we served in the government as ministers, we never used to get salaries; it was just an allowance given but you would receive salary as an MP,” External link

standardmedia Monday, October 26, 2020 12:24:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto alisema : "Nilipata chakula cha mchana na wabunge wa Jubilee ambao hivi karibuni walikabidhiwa majukumu mengine ndani ya chama. Nimewashukuru kwa kazi ya kipekee kwa chama na taifa. Nimewahimiza kuendelea kwenye ajenda ya mabadiliko sasa na wakati ujao. Sote pamoja" External link

deutschewelle-kisiwahili Friday, June 19, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Working together does not mean we are abandoning our parties, we want to ensure that handshake between political competitors become a norm in this country for the so as to allow peaceful development between one election and the other,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto says : “It is ridiculous when someone writes you are doing nothing. That is very humiliating because we have done everything to the best of our ability,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 5, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Remember that I have been all along a proponent of constitutional change. Now that I have a team spearheading that, led by the President himself, we are ready to bring the reforms,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 25, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We are in agreement with the president that we need political, economic and social stability of the country, as a political elite I would not mind being part of the team steering Kenya from the pandemic crisis,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Chama Cha ) : “Chama Cha Mashinani is not a merry-go-round, it’s a party that was formed to work for the people singularly on in arrangements with other parties, we are a parliamentary party and are ready to work with Jubilee, Kanu and any other party that joins along,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 20, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “It is true, I flew to Nairobi from Bomet this morning with my wife who is in the essential service sector and who was required for an official engagement by her employer in Nairobi,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "I wish to set the record straight that my travel had nothing to do with the political realignments in the country, as is being speculated in social media," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto stated ( about Isaac Ruto ) : "My advice is, let the aggrieved party accept the reality that we had warned them was coming, go out and form their own party just like we did,” he stated. Isaac Ruto asserted that the wrangles in the Jubilee party were anticipated and asserted his belief that dissolving URP was a bad political move. “ It is all about: ‘Look, this thing is no longer favouring me’. It has nothing to do with democratic ideals," “What is happening in Jubilee fits what I foresaw” External link

kenyan-post Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “After this we shall dig in for all possible clues. It is ridiculous for someone to dig a tunnel to access a house. The scene of crime has been processed and we shall interrogate the children and other relatives,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 27, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Moi was the epitome of humility,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Daniel Arap Moi ) : “Many a time we would drive with Moi to Kihika’s home,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, February 8, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “His unique ability that no leader possesses became evident when he forgave those who planned his failed 1982 coup which included senior Army, GSU and police officers,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto alisema : "Tunataka shughuli itakayohusisha wanachi na watu wote wahusishwe ili Wakenya wapate umoja na uwiano kutoka kwa BBI ," External link

tuko Sunday, December 8, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We want to have a people-driven process that is well-prepared as this will ensure that BBI report is handled to help Kenyans enjoy inclusivity and unity,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We are proposing that the government urgently reviews existing economic policies to ensure that enough money is in circulation for small and medium enterprises to thrive,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:23:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We want the committee of experts to have the BBI report views harmonised together with other issues Kenyans want addressed and the document later taken for referendum,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 6, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Isaiah Cheluget ) : “It started going down after the death of former Provincial Commissioner Isaiah Cheluget last year, but I am sure the remaining stakeholders can do something to revive it. If not, let them sell some shares to some of us who are willing to revive it,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Ekuru Aukot ) : “Punguza Mizigo is was not people-driven and only informed by personal ideas of Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 18, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto added ( about Ekuru Aukot ) : “From the onset it was certain that the bill was bound to fail since it was not a people-driven affair. I told Aukot I do not support some of his ideas in the initiative,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 18, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "We don't know what the Government is up to. The land was given out by Government. You can't use force at this time. I'm shocked and surprised even by the deputy president," External link

standardmedia Monday, October 7, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “The government operates by law. If the statement was true, it would have been tabled in Parliament and developed as a Bill for enactment,” External link

nation-ke Monday, September 30, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "Officially, Mau is not a water catchment area, this is just a statement," External link

kenyan-post Monday, September 30, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "They should gazette it as a protected area. Once the government declares it a water catchment area then we can proceed with compulsory acquisition," External link

kenyan-post Monday, September 30, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto says ( about Francis Muthaura ) : "These folks (settlers) can live in half acres and create a new bamboo economy," "I remember we had initiated talks at that time with my technocrats, then led by then Permanent Secretary Francis Muthaura, and there were corporations from Malaysia and other Asian tigers that were ready to work with us" External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto stated : “What would Murkomen say if there is a fault line. It is immaterial where engineers come from. If a doctor is asked to do a postmortem, they are all the same, it doesn’t matter if the doctor is from the Himalayas,” External link

kenya-today Monday, September 30, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto says ( about Francis Muthaura ) : “These folks (settlers) can live in half acres and create a new bamboo economy,” “I remember we had initiated talks at that time with my technocrats, then led by then Permanent Secretary Francis Muthaura, and there were corporations from Malaysia and other Asian tigers that were ready to work with us” External link

nation-ke Friday, September 27, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We want to contribute to the solution. We are asking for dialogue, even the Constitution talks of public participation We want to look for a permanent solution to this recurrent problem,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto alisema : "Bado hatujaketi chini, lakini tutaketi tujue kama msimamo wa chama chetu unaingiana na wao. Tuko tayari kufanya kazi na yeyote," External link

tuko Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "I'm glad to see Senators understanding their roles. They are protecting and serving the interest of the counties and understanding they are there to represent the people at the grassroots," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "We ought to allow women a 50 per cent rule in positions. There is nothing to prove that women are poor performers hence you cannot bring a Constitutional amendment to deny women the rights they have," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “The evictions can cause a major humanitarian crisis even igniting ethnic flare-ups. We are reaching out to the State and key players to halt the process until a proper approach is adopted,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 9, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “Raila understands the (eviction) issue since he has handled it before. He was easy to access and he knows the challenge ahead,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 9, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "We must set up a well-funded and equipped cancer center in Kenya, it is time”. “As a country, we can make a concerted effort towards fighting cancer, yes we can," External link

kenyan-post Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Joyce Laboso ) : “I have known Dr Laboso and her family from the early 1980s, time within which we have worked closely several matters. I worked with the former governor at Egerton University and at the National Assembly when she served as Sotik MP and I was Chepalungu MP,” “Her death is very devastating. It is a terrible blow and a big loss not only for Bomet but the entire country at large. May God give the family the fortitude to bear the loss,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto noted : “We must set up a well funded and equipped cancer center in Kenya, it is time. We are losing many lives to cancer. Millions may be silent victims and cannot get treatment. As a country, we can make a concerted effort towards fighting cancer, yes we can,” External link

kenya-today Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : ”God has finally rested Joyce because she has been under a lot of pain. Let us stand with the family at this difficult time,” External link

capitalfm Monday, July 29, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Joyce Laboso ) : “Dr Laboso requires everyone’s support and prayers at this time. We are going to offer much needed moral support. We wish her a quick recovery,” External link

kenya-today Friday, July 5, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto alisema : “Sisi sio wageni na siasa za Kenya. Tumeona chaguzi nyingi na eneo la Mlima Kenya litacheza mbinu zote lakini dakika ya mwisho, wao wataamua watakao mpigia kura. Hiyo huwa siri yao,” External link

tuko Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto stated ( about David Murathe ) : "As things stand, he might find himself without a party. Jubilee has its owners. People like Murathe might kick him out. He must have other plans," External link

kenyan-post Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:15:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "I wish to set the record straight that at no time did we discuss matters relating to the Deputy President, political camps or alignments. Unedited footage of the entire meeting is available," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “It is only fair that within five years after election, everyone settles down to work. Those who occupy Government positions should deliver. However, the country is surprised that some politicians are fighting over 2022 General Election which is still far,” External link

kenyan-post Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “The case of Ugenya is welcome. No region or zone should be left for a particular party. Even small parties should be able to win seats in areas perceived to belong to others,” External link

nation-ke Monday, April 8, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto says : “In a year’s time, we hope to start producing yoghurt and ghee but at the moment all the milk produced is taken to the Kenya Cooperative Creameries,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:16:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Some of these agents did not reach the polling stations for the assigned duties,” “I have told the people I’m not ready to move to court to challenge the results, but I want to rest and see how these people will carry on development in the region in their tenure of office” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:45:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “It was interesting to note the IEBC declared President Uhuru Kenyatta winner, even when the provisional results showed form 34A and 34B had not been received at the National Tallying Centre,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:45:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “I will work in harmony with her and I’m appealing to her to do more progress from where I left so that our people can continue enjoying services they deserve,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:45:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto asked : "We find the claims strange because what law says the officer, who is our chief agent, [did wrong] by holding a meeting with this agents in a public institution?" External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:39:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “It’s clear Jubilee will lose the election, Rift Valley wants to be part of the change,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 28, 2017 5:46:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “They have refused to pay our farmers better prices for their produce and are instead importing maize from Mexico,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 28, 2017 5:46:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “They told us they will be eating meat as we watch. Now they have taken both the meat and the ugali. They should leave ugali so that we can also eat it with vegetables,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 28, 2017 5:46:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto told : "Let us tell each other the truth. He will soon learn the hard way that a politician cannot enjoy sleep when he or she doesn't have a safety net in form of a political party which he can use to bargain with," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:41:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto told : “Let us tell each other the truth. He will soon learn the hard way that a politician cannot enjoy sleep when he or she doesn’t have a safety net in form of a political party which he can use to bargain with,” External link

kenya-today Friday, March 3, 2017 5:01:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : "Some known leaders in Rift Valley have been claiming they have a control of the voters in the region and that they will herd them to vote in a particular manner. But we are here to dispel that claim and tell the world that the people have shifted their support away from the center" External link

nation-ke Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:59:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto told : “Much as most patients with various ailments are from neighbouring counties, we cannot turn them away, as they have a right to healthcare,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:39:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "It is saddening that Kenyans are currently dying from hunger and the Government cannot supply relief food in the name of lack of funds while it could not hesitate spending a billion in campaigns for an individual employment," "No one should be allowed to misuse public funds and assume that Kenyans are happy. President Uhuru and William must explain this to Kenyans," External link

kenyan-post Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:00:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “More than 50 years after Independence, most citizens still live in poverty because of rampant corruption by former and current regimes,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:24:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We have members from all ethnic communities and we have opened offices in more than 30 counties,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:24:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “The claims that I will join NASA are incorrect. People are just speculating. I have not made such a statement,” External link

kenyan-post Sunday, February 5, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “The county commissioner held two meetings in his office planning how to create chaos on Saturday,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 3, 2017 1:52:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Our agents are being harassed by chiefs and some have had to abandon registration after being threatened,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 27, 2017 6:17:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “We know they just want to stop us from recruiting members because they have realised and fear many residents might join our new party instead of Jubilee,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 27, 2017 6:17:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Let the best candidates win regardless of their party affiliation, tribe, race, color or region, we don’t want to see a PEV like situation in the coming August general election” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 16, 2017 7:03:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “My concern is for the winning president to be a Kenyan and a person who respects democracy, rule of law and acknowledges the existence of various political parties” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 16, 2017 7:03:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “Out there Kenyans want just fairness. They are not interested in the tyranny of your numbers inside the houses. The real issue is the voters who do not turn up and ended up voting for them manually, identifying them manually,” External link

voanews Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8:44:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said ( about Fred Matiang i ) : “This is totally an ill-advised idea. We cannot have schools reopening on the same day ... Parents need time to look for fees for their children, who may be in various institutions of learning. By giving this directive, it is overburdening them. Matiang’i should not come up with ideas that only seem to go his way and not consider the parents,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 24, 2016 3:01:00 PM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “I have mobilised all leaders in my county, including MCAs, to join CCM. My mission is to mobilise leaders in the entire region to ditch Jubilee,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:28:00 AM EAT

Isaac Ruto said : “I thank Kanu leaders for standing truthfully to support the Independence party after it was deserted by the current party hoppers who call themselves the Jubilee Party,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:28:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
officer0.34%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
governor78.42%EN09/10/201710/09/2017
leader1.51%EN09/09/201709/09/2017
principal0.25%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
predecessor0.08%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
coalition principal0.08%EN08/18/201718/08/2017
ccm party boss0.08%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
senator0.17%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
mashinani party leader0.25%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
cha mashinani party leader0.17%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
chama cha mashinani party leader0.17%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
ccm party leader0.08%EN06/21/201721/06/2017
boss0.25%EN12/10/201610/12/2016
gov0.08%EN12/07/201607/12/2016
rebel0.17%EN10/05/201605/10/2016
chairman13.60%EN09/17/201617/09/2016
accused0.08%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
chairman1.51%SA09/07/201407/09/2014
governor1.60%SA09/05/201405/09/2014
chairman of governors council0.25%EN04/20/201420/04/2014
mp0.84%EN12/12/201212/12/2012
Names Lang Count
Isaac RutoEN62.74%
Isaac RuttoEN32.01%
ISAAC RUTOEN3.47%
Isaac RutoSA1.10%
Isaac RutoPT0.25%
Isaac RuttoSA0.17%
Isaac RutoSW0.17%
Isaac RutoFR0.08%
Isaac RuttoSW0.00%


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Isaac Ruto stated ( about Isaac Ruto ) : "My advice is, let the aggrieved party accept the reality that we had warned them was coming, go out and form their own party just like we did,” he stated. Isaac Ruto asserted that the wrangles in the Jubilee party were anticipated and asserted his belief that dissolving URP was a bad political move. “ It is all about: ‘Look, this thing is no longer favouring me’. It has nothing to do with democratic ideals," “What is happening in Jubilee fits what I foresaw” External link

kenyan-post Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Joyce Korir said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “It is important for the national government to chip in, expand and equip the cancer clinic at Longisa County Referral Hospital. Cancer has hit Bomet leadership so much that four years ago, former governor Isaac Ruto also lost his daughter to the disease,” External link

nation-ke Friday, August 2, 2019 11:58:00 PM EAT

David Pkosing says ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “Initially, the reception was not so good in some parts of the country. But with repeated trips and change of strategy — especially the hustler mentality — Kenyans are embracing Dr Ruto in droves. The people are yearning for leadership from one of their own — a son of a poor man and not the princes from rich backgrounds,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

John Walke said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “Even if the handshake seems to complicate things, Ruto will clinch the ticket” External link

standardmedia Monday, January 14, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Musalia Mudavadi stated ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “I would like to assure you that we are very much in touch with Governor Isaac Ruto. He has assured us that he is firmly on board. We have no doubt that he is firmly with us. He is handling a few issues,” External link

kenyan-post Monday, September 4, 2017 5:40:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “I ask Ruto to abandon the three musketeers and join the winning team,” External link

kenyan-post Saturday, September 2, 2017 2:00:00 PM EAT

Joyce Laboso said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “I am your governor. A governor for those who voted for me and those who did not vote for me. I am also Isaac Ruto’s governor as he belongs to this county,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:04:00 AM EAT

William Ruto said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “You can’t believe it. He (Governor Rutto) went to court to stop the establishment of a university in Bomet, arguing that the site where the new varsity will be constructed should be a dump site. So this is a person who had his priorities wrong,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 5, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

George Khaniri said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “Bomet Governor (Isaac Rutto), Wavinya Ndeti and other parties will join us at the right time in a strong super alliance,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

Norman Magaya said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “I can tell you without a doubt that we are reading from the same script with Isaac and he loves this country,” External link

kenyan-post Sunday, February 5, 2017 4:21:00 PM EAT

William Ruto said ( about Isaac Ruto ) : “I’ve no problem with anyone, including my brother Arap Rutto But I’ll not allow Kalenjins to be divided. Let’s fight over other things, not unity and development,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, January 5, 2017 6:02:00 PM EAT