DP William Ruto campaign of dishing money in rallies across the country is causing more trouble among his supporters as the country shuttles towards the 2022 General Election.
The handouts have turned out to be a source of conflict between leaders and locals and this may haunt his presidential campaigns.
During his rally in Kisumu on Wednesday, November 10, the crowd turned against William Ruto, pelting stones on his motorcade over campaign money.
In Kisumu, William Ruto is said to have issued KSh2.5 million and another KSh2 million to vegetable sellers at Kisumu’s Kondele market.
When violence brewed in the area, police officers said that the youthful crowd was angered after missing out on the KSh 2 million issued by the former Eldoret North MP.
A day later, the Deputy President dished money in Homabay County in the name of empowerment.
Ruto issued KSh 2 Million, but this time he is heard warning recipients against fighting because of the money.
“Be peaceful while receiving the funds, I don’t want to hear or see chaos erupting as a result of the donation. On Friday, organize yourselves into small groups so that you can receive money from my logistics team. I do not want to witness any chaos” he said.
The fight over William Ruto’s handouts has been witnessed in various parts of the country that he has toured, or planed to tour.
The DP aborted rally in Busia two weeks ago was blamed on rivalry between two Boda Boda groups over sharing of money he had donated.
His supporters from Kakamega County were also embroiled in a fight over his donation. They accused former Senator Boni Khalwale of embezzling the funds.
The empty promises by William Ruto has forced area MP’s to chip in so as to save their necks from the angry residents who accuse them of taking their campaign money.