Ruto hits city streets after church service in Karen – PHOTOS
Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday just wanted to be an ordinary Nairobian going about his business.
At the Nairobi Pentecostal Church, Karen, where he had gone for a service, he sat on the fourth row on the extreme right, an unusual place for a dignitary.
He then walked out of the church, got in the front seat of a car driven by his son, Nick, stopped to fuel at a petrol station before sitting in a 25-minute traffic jam, navigating through with matatus.
He then went for a meal at Jojen Butchery at Dagoretti Corner.
After close to two hours, Mr Ruto walked out in the mud, greeting many young people milling around the butchery.
And all this time, the Deputy President had no bodyguard, chase car or the media crew.
It was Mr Ruto’s first engagement after a five-day break from the public following a whirlwind tour of counties to urge Kenyans register as voters.
The Deputy President later had lunch with MPs Dennis Waweru (Dagoretti South), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) Johnson Sakaja (Nominated), Nominated Senator Joy Gwendo and Nairobi Woman Representative aspirant Karen Nyamu.
“There was nothing political. It was just lunch to celebrate Moses Kuria’s birthday,” Mr Sakaja told journalists.
Mr Waweru and Mr Kuria said the just-ended voter listing had shown that Jubilee would win the elections.
“Jubilee is not in competition with Nasa. We are running against history of winning with a huge margin. Already, we are past the 50 per cent plus one vote,” Mr Kuria said.