After assaulting Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Deputy President William Ruto has once again shown that he has little to no respect for Kenyan women.
Ruto rejected Charity Ngilu as being too old to be married while promoting former Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke, who is running for Kitui County Governor on the UDA ticket. This may not sit well with Kenyan women.
Jonathan Mueke, deputy governor of Nairobi, Huyu? Nairobi, si Alifanya kazi mzuri kule hapa Kitui si anaweza, you say? Na mom aliendaje yule? Alielda bondo ati? bondo alienda? How do I say kwani huyo mama mzee hivyo anaweza kuolewa? nani, anaolewa? Regarding Charity Ngilu, Ruto remarked.
Having lost her spouse Michael Mwendwa Ngilu in 2006, Charity Ngilu, who just withdrew from the Kitui gubernatorial campaign in the August 9 General Election, is a widow.
The 70-year-old is now a close associate of Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate for the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party.
She is one of those who decided not to run for re-election in the aim of being absorbed into Raila’s administration should he win the presidency.
Ngilu frequently criticizes William Ruto on social media or in person at political gatherings.