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Mixed Reactions As Photos Of DP Ruto Donating Relief Food In Uhuru’s Backyard Go Viral

Deputy President WilliamRuto donating food in Kiambu county [Photo/Courtesy]

Yesterday, May 20, Deputy President William Ruto was in Kiambu County doing what many would call charity.

The DP, who has kept his silence amid the Senate purge that saw his allies Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika kicked out from key positions in the House, donated food to families in Nachu ward.

Accompanied by his vocal “Tanga Tanga” ally and Kikuyu Member of Parliament Kimani Ichungwa, the DP also inspected the construction of Marengeta Dam in Kikuyu constituency.

“Today, 600 families in Nachu Ward were part of the wider 3,600 households that benefitted from our food distribution; to shield Kenyans from adverse effects of the (Coronavirus) outbreak, ” Ruto wrote on his social media handles.

The DP has been using his lieutenants in various parts of the country to distribute relief food to the needy as the Coronavirus pandemic continue to cripple the economy. In Kiambu, he distributed the food in person.

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But to a section of Kenyans on social media, the DP was not just donating food yesterday, he was sending a message to President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose “bedroom” he had invaded.

Many think the DP had launched campaigns in the region for 2022 arguing that he should have donated the food to the more deserving and less fortunate people in Kibra, Mathare and Kawangware.

With the relationship between the once bosom friends on the rocks as the 2022 succession politics gains momentum, Kenyans think the shadowy attacks are now full-blown.

A section of Kenyans thinks that the DP was undermining the President by going against the government’s directive that all donations should be channelled to the Covid-19 Fund Board only.

Others felt that the second in command was embarrassing his boss by making him look like he had neglected his people.

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This was also meant to solidify his support in the region as residents continue to “reject” the Head of State for betraying his deputy.

Reports also indicate that the DP decided to donate the food in person after police in Mombasa arrested local businessman Mohammed Tenga who was distributing food donated by him (Ruto).

Tenga, whose arrest was condemned by the DP’s allies, was later freed on bail.

Here are some of the reactions online:

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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