Two limousines branded with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party colors and a congratulatory message to president William Ruto spotted in the CBD on Monday, September 12 sparked mixed reactions among Kenyans.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, a source privy the matter disclosed that the two vehicles were a gift to the incoming president to be presented at his inauguration on Tuesday, September 13.
He noted the vehicles from Valley Road Motors would help Ruto, move up and down as he carried out his duties.
"We are huge supporters of the 'hustler' president William Ruto and these two vehicles gifted to help him move about," he told Kenyans.co.ke.
He noted that the cost of branding each vehicle was Ksh400K making the total cost of two vehicles Ksh800K.
"The project was overseen by the managing director at Valley Road motors. It took approximately a week to complete it," he disclosed to Kenyans.co.ke.
The congratulatory message on the two vehicles highlighted Ruto's gradual steps from a chicken seller to the first in command.
"Congratulations 1st hustler president William Samoei Ruto with history from a chicken seller to MP to Minister to Vice President to the 5th president of the Republic of Kenya," read the congratulatory message on the vehicle.
He further disclosed that all protocols were followed to present the gifts to the fifth president.
However, he dismissed claims that the vehicles were bulletproof, maintaining that the vehicles did not include any special features.
Notably, the number plates for the two limousines were like no other plates. The words 'hustler's president' was inscribed.
The team is among other individuals and groups that branded vehicles for the president. Former Nairobi governor also had UDA-branded vehicles during the campaign period.
During his campaigns, Ruto would be spotted cruising around in a six-wheeled truck branded with UDA colours alongside his deputy Rigathi Gachagua.
Among the features that mesmerized Kenyans include the huge exhaust at the front of the car and the scissor doors.