Deputy President William Ruto (left) enjoys tea and chapati in a mabati kiosk during his tour of Kisii County. PHOTO | COURTESYDeputy President William Ruto (left) enjoys tea and chapati in a mabati kiosk during his tour of Kisii County. PHOTO | COURTESY
By NAHASHON MUSUNGU

A tweet with a photo of Deputy President William Ruto enjoying chapati and tea, served in a glass, inside a dingy mabati kiosk has sparked an interesting online debate.

The DP shared the photo on his Twitter handle on Friday. The photo was taken during Mr Ruto’s tour of Kisii county in the company of other leaders from the area.

In his tweet, Mr Ruto mentioned the kiosk owner by name – a certain Simon Onyoni Kombo – while lauding the government for “affording such small traders incentives to expand their businesses.”

Also dining with Ruto in the photo is Kisii Governor James Ongwae and lawmaker Richard Onyonka.

The tweet attracted lots of comments with many tweeps taking issue with the “expansion of businesses” bit of the tweet.

Others brought to the DP’s attention, recent cases of corruption, in which billions of shillings have been lost.

But there are those who were impressed with Ruto’s humble act.


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