Deputy President William Ruto visited Murang’a county on Friday, March 6 where he opened Kandara Technical Training College.

As he sat at the VIP tent, a little girl named Muthoni aged between nine and ten approached him and the two had a private conversation.


When he rose to speak DP Ruto disclosed that the little girl was asking for financial support towards her education.

However, DP Ruto saw it fit to support the girl’s mother who works as a taxi driver.

He surprised the woman and her daughter with a brand new car which will be delivered to them next week.

The DP noted that supporting the woman would ensure she provides for her daughter.

The overjoyed woman approached the dais with her daughter shook hands with Ruto and thanked him for the gift.

“This girl Muthoni requested me to support her education. She also told me that her mother was a taxi driver. Instead of paying her fees, I decided to support the venture to ensure that the next time she drives a taxi, she drives her own. So I will buy her a brand new car which will be delivered next week,” Ruto promised.

On national matters, DP Ruto noted that there would be no development in the country without peace and urged leaders to preach peace.

He urged them to shun tribal politics and warned that the Building bridges initiative should not be used to cause division among Kenyans.

“Kenya cannot be changed on words only. The problem in Kenya is not leadership or power or positions, but Kenyans themselves who are in need of education, water, roads, electricity and money in their pockets,” he said.

“We shall cooperate and ask MPs, MCAs and Kenyans to agree on how we shall unite, we do not want politics based on tribalism and violence. BBI should not also be used to divide but unite Kenyans,” he added.

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