Deputy President William Ruto has apologized to the family of the two children who were injured in an accident involving his motorcade during a trip Muranga County on Friday 19th
On a post on his official Facebook page, Ruto pointed out the unfortunate incident. “ I am sorry for the unfortunate incident” He wrote.
The two girls are said two have sustained minor injuries after the accident, but were rushed to hospital where they are recuperating.
They were part of a huge crowd that was lined up to see the DP when the eager crowd pushed them on to the path of the moving motorcade.
His full post reads
My sympathy goes out to the two young girls injured in an accident involving my motorcade in Murang'a. They are being treated for bruises on their legs. I am sorry for the unfortunate incident
The Deputy President had visited Gatanga Constituency to commission refurbishment of buildings at Ndunyu Chege Primary school when the incident happened.
The incident attracted huge online debate as allies and critics commented on Ruto’s post.
Many Kenyans online have urged the DP to go ahead and sort out the hospital bill of the two girls.
While many were quick to acknowledge his sympathy, others blamed his office for what they termed as a “wild motorcade”.
Njuru John Thank you Hon.DP Ruto for having a sympathetic heart. May the girl heal quickly.
Thank you DP for showing a humane heart and being touched by the unfortunate accident of your motor-cade involving a young girl at Muranga.May the girl get quick recovery.
Kiplangat Vincent as a human being, you av shown ua heart and symphathy 2 the injured galz, for u are a hero to every kenyan. quick recovery to the injured galz
Lydone Agesa Why do you have to move around with a huge motorcade bwana DP. These girls couldn't have met this pain and a lot of tax payers money could have been saved if you only had a few cars with you.
Paul Kahuthia Mbui it happenned to Joho now is dp ai something has to be done... Quick recovery for the injured and thanx for your humane heart.
Moses Mwangi You could have stated you shall settle all hospital bills and pay her fees yawa unakanyanga mtoto na unasema pole tu
-By Wesley KIpngenoh