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Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday, November 11, allocated Ksh2 million to boda boda operators and traders during a tour of Homa Bay County.
Speaking during his campaign trail, the DP called on his supporters to be orderly during the distribution of the cash which have drawn criticism of encouraging a culture of handouts.
He stated that Boda Boda operators will receive Ksh 1 million whereas traders will receive Ksh 1 million.
Addressing the roadside crowd from his vehicle's sunroof, he stated that he did not want to encounter a situation similar to what happened during one of his campaign trails in Kondele on Wednesday, November 10, further urging the residents to be civil.Deputy President William Ruto evacuated from Kondele, Kisumu County to Rongo, Migori on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.Citizen Digital
“Be peaceful while receiving the funds, I don’t want to hear or see chaos erupting as a result of the donation.
''On Friday, organize yourselves into small groups so that you can receive money from my logistics team. I do not want to witness any chaos'' the UDA party leader reiterated.
This came after a group of rowdy youth pelted his convoy with stones in Kondele on Wednesday, November 10. According to the police, the chaos came as a result of disagreements over how to distribute the money among residents, the police further stated that they had issued a warning alerting the Deputy President of possible chaos but he did not listen.
Speaking in Homa Bay, Ruto disclosed to the residents that he did everything possible to lift ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta to higher positions in the government, further adding that it was his turn to lead.
“You all know that it’s me who helped Agwambo (Raila Odinga) to get the Prime Minister’s post in 2007. You are all aware that I am the one who helped Uhuru Kenyatta win the presidency in the 2013 and 2017 General Election. It’s now my turn to represent you, Kenyans, at the high office. It’s not written anywhere that Ruto’s only function is to make kings and princes,” he remarked.
He further stated that he was aware of an alleged plan by Uhuru and Raila to lock him out of the presidency.
“I know they’ve planned to defeat me. However, I’m telling them that I also have my own roadmap, which will surprise them. You’d hear them calling me a thief or criminal so as to incite the electorate against me. However, when I was on their side, they didn’t see a thief or criminal in me,” Ruto emphasized.Deputy President William Ruto speaks to Kisumu residents on Wednesday, November 10.(Courtesy)criminal thief
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