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Ruto ventures into content creation aboard the presidential jet with MP Salasya

President William Ruto has always championed online content creation as a source of income for the youth, and recently tried his hand at making a video for social media.

What makes it even more interesting is that the Head of State himself is taking the initiative to create content, specifically on the presidential jet, the Kenya Air Force.

In a recent viral video shot in mid-air aboard AirForce one, President Ruto can be heard directing controversial Mumias East MP Peter Salasya on what to say and where to pose.

This revelation follows a video uploaded by Mumias East MP Peter Salasya on his official Instagram page.

The video, which has gone viral online, shows President Ruto recording a video as he asks the MP questions.

Seated beside the Deputy President (DP), Rigathi Gachagua, a jovial Mr Salasya is encouraged from behind to speak to Dr Ruto.

“Deputy President (Rigathi Gachagua), I have met him in person today. You see my people, you see,” says the first-time MP elected in 2022 through the Democratic Action Party – Kenya (DAP-K), glancing at DP Gachagua, then to the camera held by President Ruto.

“Where are you from?” The head of state inquires, as the MP informs Dr Ruto that they are just from an event in Malindi.

The President further questions him, “What had you gone to do there?”

“We had gone to talk to the students,” he then looks towards Gachagua, “He is on top (DP Gachagua), he speaks eloquently in English,” Salasya remarks, prompting laughter from the group in the military aeroplane.

Last Thursday, April 4, DP Gachagua visited Pwani University in Malindi, Kilifi County, for a public lecture and motivational talk to the institution’s students.

Mr Gachagua was accompanied by youthful lawmakers, including Mr Salasya, among others to encourage the learners.

“For now, I cannot be threatened by anyone since I am next to the leadership,” Salasya declares amidst laughter.

In the video, he captioned it, “I have a lot of jokes; I am even making jokes with the DP, while intending to create a kiki (viral content)”.

Recently, Kenyan Government engaged Meta Company in a bid to monetise contents on Facebook and Instagram for Kenyan content creators.