Ruto tells Kalenjins why he donates wheelbarrows in Mt Kenya
By John Kamau, editor, thingira.org (Email:email@example.com)
Deputy President William Ruto has lifted the lid on why he donates wheelbarrows to youths in Mt Kenya region but donates buses to schools and churches in his Kalenjin backyard.
Speaking in Kalenjin dialect after the handing-over ceremony of school buses to Sugoi Girls Secondary School, Chepsaita Secondary School and Kapsaos Secondary School and the official opening of Turbo NG-CDF office in Turbo, Uasin Gishu County, Ruto lifted the lid on reasons he donates wheelbarrows to Kikuyus.
He said: “Inomitei tulwet oliiii oliiii ogochini makoraekab kap kokoyo wiiilparishek ingaitu olieb kaa ko maa basishek chu. Maa berber kou yoo ipwote bichundon boo tulwet".
TRANSLATION: "Nikiwa uko Mlima Kenya napeana wheelbarrows na Mikokoteni, nikifika hapa nyumbani napeana buses na kujenga mahospital. Mimi sio mjinga vile wananiona.
(When I'm in Mt Kenya I donate wheelbarrows and handcarts, when I'm here at home I donate buses and also help build hospitals. I’m not a fool as they think. I will ensure that I push them into eternal poverty".