Youth Cause Chaos Outside DP Ruto's Karen Residence [VIDEO]

  • Youth confront the guards at DP Ruto's residence on September 24, 2020.
    Youth confronting the guards at DP Ruto's residence on September 24, 2020.
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  • A group of rowdy youth on Thursday, September 24, stormed Deputy President William Ruto's residence in Karen.

    The young men confronted the guards at the DP's residence gate demanding to be addressed by Ruto. 

    "Tumetoka mbali (we have come from far)" some of the youth in the video could be heard saying to the guards.

    Watch the video of the chaos below:

    The rowdy youth were turned away despite pleading with the security officers to allow them see Ruto.

    They demanded to get a share of the goodies that had been distributed to other youth groups by the Deputy President previously.

    "Mheshimiwa, tafadhali. tunataka wheelbarrow za kazi pia (DP Ruto, kindly, we are pleading to also get access to the wheelbarrows that we can use in our work as well)" one of the youth can be heard saying.

    The youth were not successful in their quest, as the DP was engaged in other activities including meeting with a number of leaders from the Coast region who introduced him to Feisal Abdallah Bader, an independent candidate eyeing the Msambweni Parliamentary seat.

    The Deputy president then addressed a rally in Kajiado and Ilbisil towns in the company of more than 40 MPs, Kajiado County.

    Ruto has been holding youth empowerment programmes for the last couple of months where he has been equipping youth with tools such as wheelbarrows, shovels and light equipment to pursue casual jobs.

    COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli critised the DP for the donations noting that he had more money but he was only giving the bare minimum.

    DP William Ruto addressing a crowd at Kajiado County on September 24, 2020.
    DP William Ruto addressing a crowd at Kajiado County on September 24, 2020.
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    In October 2019, during the campaigns for Kibra seat, hundreds of youth from Kibra stormed Deputy President William Ruto's Karen residence.

    Chaos erupted just outside Ruto's residence after the highly charged youth who were ferried by boda bodas were denied entry to the residence by police officers.

    "We were invited here for a meeting but they have blocked us from entering the compound. Why don't they want us to attend the meeting?" one of the Kibra residents wondered at the time.