On Monday, Nairobi County’s Gikomba market hosted the presidential campaign of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Senator Johnson Sakaja of Nairobi and other allies were with him.
The Kenya Kwanza Alliance brigade took use of the occasion to criticize Raila Odinga, the head of the Azimio la Umoja Alliance, for declaring that used clothing belonged to the deceased.
Ruto shocked everyone, including Raila, when he paid a hefty KSh20,000 for a used jacket, a move intended to both defend mitumba traders and promote their business.
Ruto playfully said that the woman’s request for KSh 2,000 for the short-sleeved jacket was excessive.
Ingi apana elfu mbili. (KSh2000 is a lot.) Bei ya jioni, huyu mama anataka kuninyoa bila maji, mimi nimechanuka bana usinione hivi. Using the evening price, let’s trade. This woman (vendor) wants to shave me dry. I understand (of the price). That’s excessive),” Ruto remarked.
The seller then requested a KSh 500 discount, and to the surprise and delight of many, the deputy president replied by pulling money out of his pocket totaling KSh 20,000.
“Grab this. As the audience applauded, William Ruto continued, “Use it to better your business.