Tweeps have been raging fire the better of Thursday after DP William Ruto got called on by small businesses’ leaders from Kiambaa who united with him at his residence in Karen, Nairobi.
The deputy president said the purpose of the visit was solely to discuss empowerment for small businesses and startups in the area and help beginners in all forms of businesses cope with the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Met Kiambaa small business leaders and other stakeholders; discussed various empowerment programs for start-ups and for small-scale enterprises, Karen, Nairobi County,” Ruto said.
The statement awakened rage from Twitter users who accused the DP of being a hypocrite, throwing back to the happenings in the area during the skirmishes that followed the 2007 general vote.
Whenever Kiambaa is mentioned, the setting of violence and disorder always settles in, rekindling the atrocity that happened in the area. Kiambaa had several people burnt and left dead in a church, all being owed to the dispute that arose between Raila and Mwai Kibaki after the former disputed the presidential vote results. William Ruto was then one of Raila’s hand men.
Tweeps now want Ruto to visit the place and make peace with the locals, and if it suffices rebuild the church than inviting few individuals to his Karen office.
They argue the business people in Karen today do not represent the real business owners from Kiambaa and the gesture was just for purposes of trickery.