Kenya’s new president William Ruto has been described by many as a great orator who always leave people inspired by his speech.
While he takes credit for this, there is a little known man who writes his speeches.
Eric Ngeno is the main man at the center of these speeches and has always been writing for even Uhuru Kenyatta.
Before the Uhuru-Ruto rupture, Ng’eno used to write President Uhuru’s speeches. It is Ruto who introduced him to Uhuru. They saw what he could do and onloaded him into the presidential communications team.
He says his most difficult speech to write was the one Uhuru delivered following the WestGate carnage.
Mr. Ng’eno is an avid reader in keeping with the adage that a good writer is a good reader. He is a lover of works of fiction and a great fan of the late British writer John Le Carre, whose books have influenced the way Ng’eno writes.