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Eric Ng’eno: Lawyer behind Ruto’s speeches



By Judith Gicobi

Undoubtedly, President William Ruto’s press staff included a group of seasoned communicators during the campaign season.

The press team carefully considered everything from press releases to media statements before crafting a speech that perfectly captures Kenya Kwanza’s bold vision.

For context, international leaders in general praised Ruto’s address at the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States.

In his speech, Ruto covered topics such as global economic concerns and international realities in addition to making a strong case for the multilateral system’s pan-Africanization.

Eric Ng’eno is one of the experts tasked with making sure the entire speech is accurate.


Ng’eno is familiar with the challenge because he previously worked at State House as a copywriter during the Jubilee administration.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he held the position from May 2013 to June 2020 before joining Kipsang and Mutai Advocates as a partner and legal counsel.

Many people are unaware of the fact that Ng’eno served as Ruto’s personal assistant prior to the 2007 General Election.

According to media accounts, Ruto asked for a specialist with legal experience and exceptional communication skills—qualities that the advocate possessed to a Tee.

Following the clashes of 2007–2008, Ng’eno played a crucial role in the discussions that resulted in the National Accord and Reconciliation Act.

The attorney praised Ruto as a person of great standards who kept his word during a previous interview with NTV.

Ng’eno attended Alliance High School before enrolling in Moi University’s law program in 1996.

He earned a degree in 2000, enrolled in the Kenya School of Law for a post-graduate diploma in legal studies, and in 2017 graduated from Strathmore Business School with a master’s degree in public policy management.

Ng’eno has extensive experience in research consulting, facilitation, strategic communication, public policy, regulatory affairs, legal and regulatory compliance, and QMS audits.