Amount Ruto Paid After Taking Breakfast at Bottom Up Hotel

  • Deputy President William Ruto together with his entourage taking tea at the Bottom Up hotel in Nyamira County on November 2, 2021.
    Deputy President William Ruto together with his entourage taking tea at the Bottom Up hotel in Nyamira County on November 2, 2021.
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  • Deputy President, William Ruto, on Tuesday, November 2, surprised a couple in Nyamira County after he ate breakfast at their hotel.

    In a video seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the DP was seen giving money to the Bottom up hotel owners, stating that it would help them improve the hotel which is made out of mud.

    Ruto, who was accompanied by South Mugirango legislator, Silvanus Osoro, was seen asking his aide to hand over the money to him before presenting his gift to the surprised couple. 

    Deputy President William Ruto together with the hotel owners outside the Bottom Up hotel in Nyamira County on November 2, 2021
    Deputy President William Ruto together with the hotel owners outside the Bottom Up hotel in Nyamira County on November 2, 2021
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    "I am going to help you with Ksh100,000 so that you can sort yourself out. Give me the money (Ruto to his aide) so that we can help these people grow their hotel," Ruto stated.

    On his part, Zachary Matunda, the hotel owner, thanked the DP for his kind gesture, revealing that he was inspired to start the business after losing his job.

    "The moment my work ended, we decided to start the hotel from scratch and decided to name it Bottom Up. We started selling tea and mandazi. I did not know that there was something like the bottom-up then," Matunda disclosed.

    Matunda’s wife on the other hand, could not hide her joy after meeting Ruto, revealing that she has always admired the DP.

    “I am so happy to have met with you today. This is indeed a dream come true,” she expressed.

    After having his breakfast at the hotel, the DP took to social media to thank the owner for having him over for breakfast.

    "Thank you Zachary Matunda for the cup of tea at your Bottom Up Hotel at Bomwagamo, North Mugirango, Nyamira County," Ruto tweeted.

    However, since making the post on Twitter, there have been mixed reactions, with a section of social media users claiming that Ruto’s visit to the hotel was not a surprise and was part of a PR stunt.

    Ruto has been popularising his presidential candidature using the bottom-up economy, an economic model he states is intended to grow small businesses through financial support.

    Deputy President William Ruto walking towards the Bottom Up hotel in Nyamira County on November 2, 2021.
    Deputy President William Ruto walking towards the Bottom Up hotel in Nyamira County on November 2, 2021.
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