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Kwangu hakukaliki: Ruto seeks help to honour lost bet to wife and kids

Football is arguably the game that brings people together, but the line is drawn when it comes to honouring the pledge after betting. Especially if you are on the losing team and the loss is devastating and heartbreaking.

In the concluded World Cup tournament that was being held in Qatar, President William Ruto and his First Lady Rachel came out to state the teams they are supporting between France and Argentina who were battling out for the $42 million (Sh5.2 billion) prize.

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The President was supporting France, better known as Les Bleus (The Blues) while his wife and the kids were firmly behind Argentina.

Before the match began, both the President and the First Lady agreed to honour the bet – details of which – they did not reveal to the public.

However, after Argentina were crowned as the World Cup winners, bagging their 3rd title, President Ruto went into denial.

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We understand that he is undergoing the 5 stages of grief. According to Kübler-Ross, the five stages of grief are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance.

The President argues that betting terms end at the official FIFA time, which is 90 minutes. This is the bargaining stage.

“Lakini naulizaje? Bet huishanga na 90min ama xtra time huesabiwa? Even penalty shootouts? Kuuliza tuu?” Ruto asked.

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He went on to make a joke that his limit in Hustler Fund will not be enough to settle the debt unless he goes back to his hustle of selling chicken.

“Hustler fund wamenikataza siwezi lipa bet nayo wanasema pesa ni ya husle. Isorait. Kwangu hakukaliki. Lady #1 na watoi ni pressure. Wale kuku zangu wataniokoa nilipe.”

This comes even as the President recently revealed that his government is targeting to ensure that the national team Harambee Stars plays in the 2030 World Cup.

France will bag $30 million (Sh3.7 billion) as the runners-up in the competition.

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Qatar was the 17th country to host World Cup, and the next one in 2026 will jointly be hosted by Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

Mexico will be the distinction of being the first country to host games in three World Cups after hosting in 1970, and 1986.

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