William Ruto is one of the most generous politicians despite many coming against him claiming he gets his money from corruption.
The DP attributed his gesture to his poor upbringing having worn his first pair of shoes in 1981.
“When I went to do my Standard Seven exams, I was barefoot because that was the nature of village life. I first wore shoes in 1981 which my father bought me from Onyango at Sh60 because he could not afford Bata shoes,” said DP Ruto.
“So, the confession I want to make is when you see some of us go to church, pray, lift up our hands, sometimes shed tears, make this or that contribution it is because we cannot forget where God has brought us from. I beg you to understand. Some of us have more to thank God for.”
During an interview with with one Kenyan pastor, the deputy president’s wife Rachel Ruto said that one of the weaknesses of her husband is giving or rather helping the needy.
One of the most touching instances was around April 1994 as Mrs. Ruto puts it. The two had gone to Turkana for a function, one of the local pastors approached them to greet them when the deputy president noticed that the man had no shoes.
The deputy president had to remove his own shoes and gave it to the man and decided to walk barefoot.
He didnt start donation yesterday despite controversy sorrounding his source of wealth