Deputy President William Ruto is not poor, that is definitely not in doubt.
To say DP Ruto, the self-proclaimed ‘hustler’ who used to sell kuku kienyeji at Kambi Kuku market along the busy Eldoret- Malaba Highway is swimming in money, could be an understatement if photos of an alleged property he is building are anything to go by.
Social media has been awash with aerial photos of a multimillion exclusive housing project in Moiben, Uasin Gishu County that Ruto allegedly owns.
According to the Star, the stately mega project reportedly sits on a 20 acres piece of land locally as Kapkochir that bought by Ruto in 2015 from an Asian businessman.
The plush property has an artificial lake in the middle, six other posh houses at the front, with the main house boasting a gazebo heading right into the lake.
It also boasts a private airstrip.
The ‘hustler’ struggled against poverty often saying he sold chicken to truck drivers to make ends meet.
Ruto says he slept hungry when he in Standard Seven because the family had nothing to eat and wore his first pair of shoes when joined Form One at Wareng’ High School.
Today, he is the second most powerful man in the land, with chase cars second to that of President Uhuru Kenyatta, chauffeured on private jets and helicopters and a rich list of businesses.
He takes home a monthly salary of Sh1.2 million.