Khalwale Reveals How Ruto Millions Are Shared Countrywide

  • Deputy President William Ruto speaks to Kisumu residents on Wednesday, November 10.
    Deputy President William Ruto speaks to Kisumu residents on Wednesday, November 10.
    (Courtesy)
  • Former Kakamega senator and Ruto ally, Boni Khalwale, has revealed how donations by Deputy President William Ruto are distributed to Kenyans after they hold campaigns.

    Appearing on a local TV show on Thursday, November 11, Khalwale revealed that the donations, usually in millions, are distributed one day or two days after the rally has been concluded.

    The former senator was responding to the statement released by the National Police Service (NPS) over the fracas that happened in Kondele, Kisumu County on November 10.

    Former Kakameg Senator, Boni Khalwale addresses a crowd in Kakamega County on November 6.
    Former Kakamega Senator, Boni Khalwale addresses a crowd in Kakamega County on November 6.
    Boni Khalwale

    "Ruto usually goes to the businesswomen and Boda Boda people and there is no money before the rally. There is only money after the rally. What happens is that he will make his speech and then inform the people who will distribute the money to them after he has left," Khalwale revealed.

    Khalwale who is eyeing the Kakamega gubernatorial seat, also disclosed that Ruto's team has a template that they use when distributing the millions. He added that most of the donations are handled by local leaders

    "For example, in Kakamega, our woman leader who is aspiring to be the county MP, held meetings with the women prior to the rally and this template applies everywhere," the former senator stated.

    Additionally, Khalwale went ahead to disclose the amount of money that each of the local business owners receives from the DP’s donation.

    “The range is Ksh 2,000 to Ksh 2,500 per person and that makes a huge difference to the women. For Boda Boda, Ksh 1,000 is given to them. That makes a huge difference because they can carry many people," he stated.

    During the interview, Khalwale further dismissed the statement by the police stating that there was no way the business people would have caused the fracas given the system they have put in place.

    "So the issue of the logistics is not in play because the money the DP was speaking to is what would be available,’

    What he gave in Kisumu might be available today or tomorrow depending on how the person who was given the responsibility is going to handle it," Khalwale disclosed.

    According to Police Spokesperson, Bruno Shioso, police had gathered that there was tension between local political groups over funds that were released to the groups.

    In the statement, Shioso went ahead to reveal that they had had shared the intelligence report with Ruto.

    File image of Kenyan banknotes held in a hand on January 25, 2020.
    File image of Kenyan banknotes held in a hand on January 25, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke