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Introducing Ruto’s Sh20 million brand new ride

By Freya Wanjiku January 11th, 2023 1 min read

President William Ruto has handed himself a new official ride, 100 days after ascending to power.

The Head of State used his new ride, a Lexus LX 570 in his latest assignment in Nairobi on Wednesday.

He was gracing the Administration Police parade at Embakasi, Nairobi county.

The new car had a coat of arms placed at the position reserved for the registration number, symbolizing his status as the highest power in the country.

Ruto’s presidential standard and the Kenyan flag were also featured on the car.

President Ruto’s new ride retails for about Sh20 million ride. It’s features include a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, a power liftgate, front and rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree surround-view parking camera system.

The car also can tackle remote and rugged terrains in luxury.

It comes standard with a 383-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine that pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive is standard.

“LX 570 indulges with hand-selected premium materials that include our open-pore wood trims. Rich in both texture and beauty, these natural trims are just one more way the LX captivates and inspires at every touchpoint,” Lexus stated on its website.

President Ruto also has a Mercedes Benz Maybach S600 at his disposal for official use.

The Head of State also inherited a Toyota Land Cruiser from his predecessor, former President Uhuru Kenyatta, but with the arrival of the Lexus, it appears he will not be using the Toyota anymore.

All cars used by the Head of State and his family are armoured and specially designed to keep bullets and explosives away.

When in transit and with his motorcade, the rule of the thumb is that there is no stopping for the car ferring the President Drivers are allowed to drive quickly but the experience has to be smooth.