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Ruto buys ‘Gikomba’ jacket at 20k – VIDEO

Deputy President William Ruto on Monday splashed out Sh20,000 for a second hand jacket worth Sh250 while on the campaign trail in Nairobi’s Gikomba market.

Ruto who is gunning for the presidency on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket ahead of the August 2022 polls, made the purchase during an address to traders at the vast market when a trader offered him the piece of cloth.

“Let’s negotiate. How much are you selling this one for?” he posed.

The lady seller asked for Sh2000 which Ruto said was on the higher side.

“Sh2000 is so much. Let’s trade with the evening price. This lady (seller) wants to shave me without water. I am aware (of the price). That’s too much,” the DP joked.

The seller then offered a Sh500 discount and the DP responded, to the surprise and excitement of many, by reaching his pocket and handing out a bunch of Sh20,0000.

“Take this. Use it to improve your business,” he said.

Ruto also assured small and medium enterprises(SMEs) of improving and supporting their business environment if he wins the presidency.

Ruto is considered among the favourites to succeed his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta whose term of office has expired. He faces stiff competition from Raila Odinga of the Azimio Coalition, a friend and former political ally turned opponent.