Not even the rains could stop Deputy President William Ruto from acknowledging greetings from his supporters in Kisii County this afternoon.
DP Ruto was spotted preaching his ‘hustler’ and bottom-up economic model to the locals on October 3, as the rain poured. He did not get an umbrella, perhaps copying his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta, who in 2017 campaigned in the rains in Nyahururu, Nyandarua county.
Hundreds of residents showed up in large numbers in the trading centres along his route to welcome the second in command.
In his speech, the DP insisted that the next government, which he hopes to form, would prioritise the common man.
He stressed that the only way to grow the economy was to create a conducive environment for small and medium businesses to thrive.
“The Huster Nation’s priority is the creation of jobs and expansion of business opportunities through the establishment of a friendly investment environment. I urge the millions of young people to come out and register as voters so that they can define their destiny,” he said.
The country’s number two also opened the office block of the Bomachoge Chache Constituency Development funds.
The people also gifted him bananas, one of the major food crops in the area.
Earlier in Kisii Town, there was fracas after a group of young people tried to heckle the DP.
The youths chanted pro-ODM slogans in support of party leader Raila Odinga.
However, the police calmed the situation and the DP was able to meet his supporters.
Some of the areas he visited include Tendere, Ogembo, Ikoba, Tabaka, Nyachenge, and Kenyenya.