DP Ruto's Childhood Friend Recalls Uhuru's Crucial Advice [VIDEO]

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta has lunch with DP Ruto and Kilimendi on July 20, 2016. Twitter
  • Clement Kipkoech Koskei alias Kilemendi is not a name many might know but he has been one lucky boda boda who has dined with kings.

    Koskei is a close friend to Deputy President William Ruto. Kilemendi and the DP attended the same primary school and were close friends even at the time Ruto used to sell chicken by the roadside.

    In an interview aired on Citizen TV on March 22, 2017, Kilemendi recalled how the duo attended Kamagut primary school in Kamagut village Uasin Gishu County where they were born.

    Kilimendi and His family next to his house.
    Kilimendi and his family next to his house. He recalled the advice he was given by President Uhuru on July, 20, 2016.

    Reminiscing on their friendship, Kilimendi described the DP as talkative and during his time in school loved debates.

    He further revealed that being talkative often landed Ruto in trouble with teachers as he was always on the noisemakers list.

    To counter this, Kilimendi and Ruto would wait for the day the schools closed and they would have their payback by hunting down the prefects and beating them up.

    He opened up about the tough times he faces currently in accessing his friend thanks to the DP's security stating that for them to meet he ensures he seats at the front of the crowds during functions attended by Ruto.

    When DP Ruto lost his brother, Kilimendi attended the burial on July 20, 2016, and this landed him at the high table during lunch together with president Uhuru Kenyatta.

    At this moment president Kenyatta had a chat with Kilimendi and left him with something he values to date, crucial advice.

    "I spoke to the president and he advised me to work hard and ensure that my children were educated to the highest level possible," Kilimendi stated.

    He took this to heart and has been educating his 10 children from his cow selling and Boda boda businesses.

    Here is the video courtesy of Citizen TV: