A matatu tout based in Githurai, Nairobi has reportedly sold his 25 acres of land to support Deputy President William Ruto’s campaigns.
Nairobi matatu tout sells 24 acres of land to support DP Ruto’s 2022 presidential campaigns
Githurai-based tout reveals what drove him to sell his land to support DP Ruto
The tout identified as John Adan revealed that even though he has never met the DP, he plans to hand over the cash personally to the DP who fondly refers to himself as a hustler.
Adan divulged that he arrived at the decision after realizing that the DP needs a lot of money to finance an elaborate and well-oiled campaign to clinch the presidency in 2022.
He further stated that DP Ruto spends most of his money serving God (in the form of hefty donations to churches and at harambees) and clearly needs financial support from well-wishers like himself.
Adan who works as a tout at Zamzam bus revealed that he believes that his donation will go a long way in helping DP Ruto deal with his critics who are already giving him a hard time.
His decision to sell the 25 acres of land located in Moyale was initially met with opposition from his wife and almost resulted in a fight.
Adan confirmed that he nearly differed with his wife “because she was not for the idea, but you see…Ruto needs money to deal with critics".
Will his efforts be rewarded?
Elections in Kenya are always a hotly-contested affair and people go to great lengths to support their candidates in their own unique ways.
In 2017, 78-year old Zablon Mukiira made headlines after he vowed to sell his property, including cattle and land, to campaign for President Kenyatta.
Mukiira was later rewarded with Ksh 100,000 by current Meru governor Kiraitu Murungi.
In Kisumu, 50 year old Michael Ochieng’ Odongo made news after he sold two acres of land to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the lakeside city that is considered an opposition turf.
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