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Francine Muyumba: Congolese Politician Calls Out DP Ruto over Cow Remarks

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) activist and Senator Francine Muyumba has castigated Deputy President William Ruto over his remarks indicating that there is no livestock in the Central Africa nation. 

Speaking in Nyeri, the DP encouraged residents to concentrate on milk production due to its readily available market in Congo and other African countries. 

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Ruto said despite having a population of over 90 million people, the Congolese people did not have a single cow in their country forcing the government to import milk from abroad. 

“Countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has a population of 90 million doesn’t have a single cow, they buy their milk from Australia and New Zealand yet that is our market. We can double our milk production and sell it to them,” Ruto said. 

The remarks irked Muyumba who demanded an apology from Ruto terming the remakes an insult, further wondering how DRC can sign economic deals if the claims were true. 

She further noted some Kenyan companies that have invested and are making good money in Congo.   

“If DRC did not have a single cow how could Kenya sign economic deals with DRC?. Equity Bank is currently making money in Congo, this is an insult

“We are friends with Kenya. A candidate running for the highest office of the country, William Ruto, need to be diplomatically conscience as Kenya need to strengthen economic ties in the region for Kenya’s internal Economic growth. Kenya Airway is now flying in some of our big cities,” she wrote.  

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Muyumba also advised DP Ruto to exercise caution while drumming up support ahead of the August 9 polls. 

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