Ruto Catches Chinese Contractor Off Guard [VIDEO]

  • DP William Ruto speaking at Miriri Centre, Kitutu Masaba, Nyamira County on October 15, 2020.
    DP William Ruto speaking at Miriri Centre, Kitutu Masaba, Nyamira County on October 15, 2020.
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  • Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday, October 17, made an impromptu visit to a road construction site catching a Chinese contractor off guard.

    The DP accompanied by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi stopped by a road construction project in Igembe South constituency and inquired about the progress. 

    In a video seen by Kenyans.co.ke, upon being summoned the contractor approached the two leaders.

    "How are you, do you know the Deputy President of Kenya?" Linturi asked the man who spoke inaudibly. 

    Here is the video of the interaction:

    Ruto went on to greet the Chinese contractor inquiring about the progress of the project in the area.

    Senator Linturi reached for the foreigner's cap and removed it as the worker started to explain the project.

    The Deputy President appeared pleased by the progress of the road construction site as he had stopped his convoy on the side of the road.

    "We are modernising our road network so that we can accelerate the movement of goods and services, attract new investments, support employment and local businesses, hence hasten the growth of our economy," he stated

    DP William Ruto with Senator Mithika Linturi inspecting a road construction project in Meru county on October 17, 2020.
    DP William Ruto with Senator Mithika Linturi inspecting a road construction project in Meru county on October 17, 2020.
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    The DP together with a number of leaders made a stop at Tiira Secondary School where he addressed residents over the miraa trade.

    He assured that the government was working to ensure the farmers would get their fair pay from the produce.

    Ruto has for the past months shied away from state-sponsored projects as he focuses more on his personal youth empowerment programs.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta has on a number of occasions made impromptu inspection visits to projects.

    On October 10, he went to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) the new asphalt blending plant on Kangundo Road.

    The strategy is viewed as a way of keeping the contractors and civil servants on toes in an attempt to ensure the projects are completed before the end of his second term. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta when he made an impromptu visit at new asphalt blending plant on Kangundo Road on Friday, October 9.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta when he made an impromptu visit at new asphalt blending plant on Kangundo Road on Friday, October 9.
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