The recent revelations into Deputy President William Ruto’s immense wealth and business empire has left Kenyans talking with both hilarious and serious comments dominating social media.
Many poked holes into his transformation, revisiting the fact that in a 2010 interview Ruto had confirmed that he owned just 100 acres of land before he was ordered to return 100 acres of land to mzee after a court of law established that the same was acquired irregularly.
Justice Rose Ougo ordered Ruto to vacate the farm and pay compensation of 5 million shillings ($58,200) to the rightful owner, Adrian Muteshi, 70,
Fast forward to 2021, the self-declared hustler has more than 20,000 acres to his name, spread across the country. The question that many are asking is how and when did he acquire the same.
Many pointed out that the same may have been acquired in questionable circumstances similar to the unsuccessful land grab of the Langata Road Primary School land by his Weston Hotel.
Many also pointed out that the second in command has perfected the art of deception and the science of lying as he has successfully convinced the masses that he is a hustler, similar to mama mboga yet he is a man of means, a multi-billionaire at the least.
At Wilson Airport, he has 2 hangars to his name with five helicopters to his name and guarded by police officers paid by the state.
“Hasla Bandia” is how Taifa Leo chose to cover the news, unpacking the lies told by DP Ruto, his vast empire protected by public funds and his politics founded on the lie that he is an ordinary Kenyan struggling to earn a living when he is guarded by 257 officers.
“But how do you own two hangars at Wilson airport having 5 helicopters all being guarded using taxpayer’s money yet you want to equate yourself to Mama mboga? How? This earth is hard”. Quipped one user.
Suna East MP Junet Mohammed summed up the whole DP Ruto fiasco wondering why 257 police officers could be assigned to guard one man, his chicken and farms at a time when some constituencies have less than 80 officers.
“It is not a favor for somebody elected into public office like the DP has been elected to be provided with security, he does not have to cry for it, he does not have to go and beg for it, it is his right…” – Kimani Wamatangi, Kiambu Senator affirmed.
DP Ruto’s security fiasco makes him look bad, how can cops be guarding chicken. This has made the DP look very bad, especially to people who live in villages and towns who are suffering from criminal elements,” Governor Mutua said on Thursday. “You go to to ask for security and you are told there are not enough police officers,” slammed Governor Alfred Mutua.
Bixer Binoh: Some ppl are busy chanting hustler my fren tafta pesa the hustler narrative is a scam.
Duke Ngei: Matiang’i has produced documents indicating that Ruto has 2 hangers dedicated for his 5 helicopters parked at the Wilson Airport. Na wewe uko hapo Soko Mjinga shouting hustler and the only hanger you have is a malleable cloth hanger made from recycled Nairobi River waste.