The Second Lady of Kenya Rachel Ruto on Friday, February 26 surprised her former primary school headteacher with a brand new car which was a gift for his influence on her life - more than thirty years ago.
Rachael, alongside her former classmates, paid a visit to Naftali Olasya in his home at Likuyani, Kakamega town where she gifted him the Double Cabin Toyota Hilux.
A spot check by Kenyans.co.ke established the 2020 Toyota Double Cab Hilux goes for between Ksh3-4 million.
She said that it was a way of expressing gratitude for the countless years he gave of his life and service.
Olasya is the former headteacher of Likuyani Primary school where Rachel studied from nursery to class seven. She showered the retired teacher with praises attributing her success to him.
"Mr Olasya was a stern, firm, and reputable teacher who shaped our childhood years to make sure we succeeded," she wrote on her socials. It is evident that she holds him in high regard and he holds a special place in her heart. She posed for a photo seated next to him in what looks like a lunch setting.
The retired teacher and his wife could not hide their joy beneath the mask as they received car keys. Gratitude was written all over their faces as they stood in front of the car. She shared photos of the elated teacher test-driving his new car.
Joined by other alumni of the school, Rachel joined the family in mourning the loss of their daughter Bolivia Ambika Olasya. They laid flowers on the grave of the deceased as they paid their respect.
In 2020, Rachel introduced Mr. Olasya to the world in a post on her Twitter page. she affirmed that he was the beacon of fortitude in her childhood years. She narrated how he impacted knowledge, nurtured growth, and defined him as a change agent.