Kikuyu elders in vicious fight over Sh8 million Ruto handout
SEE ALSO :Ruto threatened me, claims MutuaHe claimed each of the 4,770 people who attended the meeting was to be given an allowance. Some people had fund-raised money for transport logistics and the DP reportedly topped up this amount. “While planning for the meeting, different people contributed money to help in the transportation of people from different areas of Rift Valley to Sugoi. I personally contributed about Sh30,000 and I know other people who contributed the same amount or more towards the transport costs,” said the official who played a key role in planning the event. “When we got to the deputy president’s home, he gave us Sh8 million as a refund for the transport money we had spent. He just wanted to appreciate everyone who attended the meeting and didn’t want anyone to leave empty handed,” he further claimed. The official explained drivers of the more than 100 vehicles that ferried people to the event were each given between Sh1,000 and Sh1,500. About 40 vehicles had been donated by a leading shuttle service and they were fully fuelled by the transport company. “When you do the maths, you will find that only about Sh150,000 was spent on refunding people their transport money and some of the representatives were paid up to Sh50,000 on the side to keep their people in the dark. The rest of the people left empty handed. The money was divided according to wards and many people can attest to the fact that they did not receive anything,” said the official. The Standard, Wainaina dismissed claims that he had kept any money. It was claimed he had acquired a brand new car, which he reportedly bought about a week after the Sugoi meeting. Wainaina, who is also a prominent businessman in Eldoret town, said the lies were being peddled by his enemies to tarnish his good image.
Official responds“This Sh8 million was distributed equally among everyone and we gave everyone who attended about Sh1,600 and others got Sh1,500. I am not one to be scared. Anyone who thinks they can scare me with such claims should come out clearly and face me. They should call me. In fact, you should find out their identities and tell me so that I can sue them immediately. I will have my lawyer contact them immediately. I am not scared of being on any newspaper and I am not scared of anyone,” Wainaina said. Sources said the meeting ended at around 8pm and people were promised they would receive their money via Mpesa, but only a few specific people got the money. The rest are still waiting to date. Ngunjiri and David Mugonyi, the DP’s spokesman, did not respond to our calls and text messages on the matter. At the meeting, Ruto declared that he was ready to stand down from the 2022 presidential race if his candidacy would spark chaos.
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