Deputy President William Ruto Bashed by Kenyans After Tweet on Land Issues

  • Deputy President William Ruto landed himself in trouble on Monday after a controversial tweet that touched on land issues.

    The tweet, which touched on the controversial remarks made by Opposition leader Raila Odinga on land in Kajiado, attracted a lot of reactions, some of which touched on the land disputes the DP has been involved in.

    Some Twitter users took this opportunity to question Ruto on why food was not only unavailable but also expensive during his regime.

    Tell Kenyans why for the 1st time in independent Kenya food is not only abnormally expensive but also not available.

    — ramogi omondi okeyo (@omondistephen2) June 19, 2017

    Others accused him of always having a keen interest in land matters, hence his pseudo name Arap Mashamba.

    He means every chief land grabbers must return what they grabbed and be jailed forthwith!

    — Ougo Mandela (@ougomandela) June 19, 2017

    ni kama arap mashamba ako na device inadetect the word "land" on twitter halafu anaiendea mundu khu mundu

    — DANCAN SHIUNDU (@muyokani_) June 19, 2017

    My friend, grabbed land should be returned to rightful owners. Ama namna gani?

    — stanley webuye (@stanowebs) June 19, 2017 

    I think he meant the illegitimate landowners, grabbers to be specific sir.

    — susan njagi (@SueKE254) June 19, 2017

     One user stated that Ruto should re-examine his statement due to the reactions it had evoked, saying something was not right about it.

    The fact that you're a sitting DP 3hrs post tweet and you have 136 retweets 194 likes shld tell you s'thing is wrong with the statement

    — Owino Bernard (@owino_Bernard) June 19, 2017 

    What happened to the 1 million acres of land you were to irrigate in the first term? Did someone run away with it? @CollinceBey @owuorgpo

    — Mogo Lam (@NyukaBel) June 19, 2017

    Huyu ni Mwizi tu. Steal until something happens (SUSH) is his mantra

    — Arap Mibei (@owuorgpo) June 19, 2017

    Ever since the land grabbing incident at Lang'ata Primary School in Nairobi, Ruto has often been on the spot regarding land issues.

    Some politicians have also gone to the extent of saying he might be the major impediment to President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.

    However, Ruto has consistently rubbished accusations of being a land grabber, saying his record is clean and anyone with evidence implicating him in land sagas to come forth.