Ruto Discloses How Much His First Pair of Shoes Cost

  • Deputy President William Ruto has revealed that his first pair of shoes cost his father Ksh 60.

    Speaking during the National Prayer Breakfast at Safari park Hotel on Thursday morning, the deputy president narrated that in 1980, while he was preparing to sit his CPE examinations, he was bare foot but later got lucky when in 1981, he got a pair of shoes.

    "My father bought me my first pair of shoes in 1981 from a Mr.Onyango on the street. The shoes cost Ksh 60, he could not afford the bata shoes," he narrated.

    Ruto expressed how grateful he was to God for the far He had brought him.

    "Today, as you can see, the gentleman who did not have shoes is sitting at the high table, it is because we cannot forget where God has brought us from," he noted.

    He also urged his critiques not to judge him too harshly as he had a lot to thank God for.

    "I beg you to understand that some of us have more to thank God for than some of you so, please, I beg you to understand because sometimes you judge us harshly," he added.

    The deputy president has previously come under attack for making contributions in churches.

    In his defence, the deputy president stated that he was following God's word and couldn't understand individuals who kept speaking ill of such contributions.

    "We will continue to support the church because we have been commanded by God to do just that," the DP remarked.