DP Ruto's Cash Gifts to Residents May Land Him in Trouble- Herman Manyora

  • Political analyst and lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Herman Manyora, on Thursday, October 10, claimed that Kibra residents visiting Deputy President William Ruto's residence may be going there with the hope of getting some money.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, the professor stated that if his sources were to go by, then, the DP was not using a good strategy for the Kibra campaigns in which he's supporting McDonald Mariga.

    "I have heard that people going to the DP's residence are being given money and if people associate your campaign with money, then you are ruining your own campaign because they will take the money but vote for someone else," he stated. 

    Herman Manyora
    Herman Manyora

    On Wednesday, October 9, the DP's Deputy Spokesperson, Emmanuel Talam, defended Ruto's move to host Kibra residents in the posh residence after hundreds of youth stormed the home in Karen.

    "I didn't know it was a crime for DP Ruto to host his neighbours from Kibra at his posh residence in Karen.  Our sincere apology to those offended," Talam posted on Twitter.

    Initial reports claimed that the contingent from Kibra had made its way to DP Ruto's home after learning that he was to address a meeting of the Abagusii Community.

    However, chaos erupted after the youth were denied access to the residence.

    The Standard reported that the DP is expected to hold more delegations in support of Mariga.

    So far, Ruto is said to have met delegations from  Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kisii and Luhyia communities, and scheduled to meet Luos and Nubians next.

    Youths barricade a road during a past protest. A group of Kibra residents stormed Deputy President William Ruto's home and barricaded the road. Photo: Standard
    Youths barricade a road during a past protest. A group of Kibra residents stormed Deputy President William Ruto's home and barricaded the road. Photo: Standard