Tuesday May 26, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto broke his silence over the controversial donations that left many nursing stomach complications in Kikuyu Constituency.
Through his Communications Secretary, David Mugonyi, DP Ruto distanced himself from the donations bearing the name of his foundation.
“It is clear those behind the distribution of contaminated food are engaging in political thuggery for other reasons,” he criticized.
“The foundation only delivers relief packages through formal and known networks such as churches and mosques with the participation of local leaders to ensure track and trace mechanisms,” he added
At least 20 people were taken ill after consuming suspected poisoned foodstuff donated by unknown people in Gikambura, Kikuyu Constituency, on Sunday.
Residents, who complained of stomach ache, burning sensation in the throat and tongue, went to Gikambura Police Post with the contaminated foodstuff.
Others affected had gone to Kikuyu Police Station to record statements.
Those who received the donations told the media that a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle was used to distribute food and essential items which were branded William Ruto Foundation.
Police have since launched investigations into the matter to ascertain the truth.
The Kenyan DAILY POST