A middle-aged woman from Mathira in Nyeri County dashed towards the podium where President William Ruto was addressing mourners on Tuesday during the burial service of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s elder brother, Jack Reriani.
Shortly after Ruto began his speech, the woman, who was among the mourners, bolted towards the podium from the left side of the tent, while shouting: “President Ruto, President Ruto please help me.”
Ruto briefly stopped his speech and tried to persuade the woman to remain calm, saying he’ll listen to what she has to say after the function.
“Haya, keti chini. Nitakuona (Please sit down, I’ll see you after this),” said the president.