God’s Plan: After Disrupting Ruto’s Speech, Poor Baringo Woman Gets Date With DP

A young woman caused a scene on Saturday when she marched through a thick crowd to grab Deputy President William Ruto’s attention.

He had been reading his speech during a tour of Baringo when Michelle Chepkoech approached, two children in her arms, shouting “Mheshimiwa (Your Excellency) Ruto”.

The DP’s security agents tried to block Chepkoech but she got louder, forcing Ruto to stop.

He asked the officers to let the woman near him and then told her to wait at the podium for him to finish his address.

Ruto later asked the woman to see him at his office in Nairobi before heading to his helicopter.

Chepkoech, who has five children, told reporters that poverty pushed her to the wall.

She said she was from Sesya in Baringo Central sub-county but was living in Eldama-Ravine town where she was jobless.

“I have told so many people, including leaders, about my problem but they have not helped me. I just wanted the DP to buy me and my children a small piece of land,” she said.

Ruto went to the county to launch Eldama-Ravine Technical Institute, Makutano-Ravine road and Skyline Sacco Plaza, as well as preside over a fundraising for needy students in Elama Ravine.

He was with Jubilee Party leaders including Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Eldama Ravine MP Moses Lessonet, Mogotio MP Daniel Tuitoek, Kimani IIchung’wa of Kikuyu, and Oscar Sudi of Kapseret.

The DP was crowned an elder by the Tugen Council and promised full support for the presidency come 2022.

-The Star

DP Ruto sues CORD leaders for defamation

Deputy President William Ruto has sued a group of CORD leaders for defamation.

Ruto accuses Senators Johnstone Muthama, Boni Khalwale and James Orengo as well as MP Junet Mohammed and ODM politician Elizabeth Ongoro of tarnishing his name.

Through his lawyer Kioko Kilukumi Ruto alleges that on the 16th October this year the leaders, at a press conference, read out a statement alleging that he is corrupt, gluttonous and a land grabber.

The petition has been filed at the high court in Nairobi.

Ruto will be Acting President in Uhuru’s absence for Hague trip

President Uhuru Kenyatta will name his deputy, William Ruto, as Acting President to run the country’s affairs for the duration that he (Uhuru) will be away attending an ICC status conference on his trial at The Hague.

In an address to both houses of parliament on Monday afternoon, President Kenyatta said he would invoke section 147 (3) of the constitution in appointing his deputy during his absence. The naming will be through a special gazette notice

constitution on Ruto's appointment
Section 147 (3) of the Constitution Of Kenya

This is the first time that President Kenyatta has confirmed that he would honor summons to appear before the court as required on Wednesday October 8, 2014.

Ruto’s new status, albeit temporary, could see him have an aide-de-camp for the duration that he remains President according to Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.

Tweets by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen