Ruto Participates in Viral Tik-Tok Challenge [VIDEO]

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    Deputy President William Ruto addresses a gathering at Gikomba, Nairobi on Sunday, September 20, 2020
  • Deputy President William Ruto impressed his guests after he hopped onto a wheelbarrow and participated in a viral TikTok challenge.

    The DP had hosted the youth at his Karen, Nairobi residence on Tuesday morning, September 29, to drum support for his hustler project

    He was dared to participate in the challenge by emcee Oga Obinna and musician Anto Neousoul. 

    First, Ruto danced to a popular Gengetone song composed to praise him before he was asked to hop onto the wheelbarrow which was dubbed as gari ya mahustler (hustler's vehicle).

    DP William Ruto hands over equipment to youth in Nairobi on July 9, 2020

    The DP swayed, clapped and moved his shoulders to the rhythm of the song as the crowd cheered him on. 

    Oga Obinna meanwhile pushed him across the field in the wheelbarrow to emulate that the DP's 2022 campaign had commenced. 

    Later on, the DP also carried Anto Neousoul in the wheelbarrow as a crowd tagged along. He also participated in the famous Jerusalema dance challenge. However, he failed to match the pace of the agile youthful dancers and laughed his way out of the group. 

    Jerusalema is a South African hit composed by Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode.

    Ruto was in the company of Dagoretti North MP John Kiarie (KJ), former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi and Eliud Owalo.

    His donations to the youth have attracted criticism from the allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga. Odinga accused Ruto of focusing on early campaigns and offering the youth tokens rather than creating employment opportunities.

    "Every hustle matters, creating and expanding each opportunity is a chance to make many dreams come true.

    "I will stand with hustlers until they are able to stand on their own. I will marshall all the support that I have while I am still the Deputy President. Hio ingine itakuja baadaye. Mboka ni mboka. Wera ni wera. (The Presidency will come later on. Any job is just but a job)," Ruto hit back while addressing the youth on Tuesday, September 29. 

    Watch Ruto hop onto a wheelbarrow