Last week, President Ruto’s daughter Sharlene Ruto sensationally revealed that she sold smokies while at the Day Star University to make both ends meet.
“I used to have a business selling smokie Kachumbari while on campus at Daystar University, which was the profitable business then, my father encouraged me in that small business I was doing,” she said.
The revelation was regarded as a lie by many including the crowding she was addressing.
Speaking on Sunday, December 11, during an interview with YouTuber Eve Mungai, Sharlene defended her remarks saying that she is a simple and down-to-earth person who lives an ordinary life despite being from the First family.
She dismissed the public view that being the last-born daughter to the country’s Head of State, Sharlene is out of touch with ordinary Kenyans.
While terming herself as a daughter of the ‘chief hustler’ Ruto’s last-born daughter said she uses second-hand clothes from Nairobi’s downtown Gikomba market.
“The thing is, I am the daughter of the chief hustler so I have seen him hustle and I have also hustled in my own way. It’s a true story, I used to sell smokies and kachumbari and I think my classmates and people I shared my dormitory with can attest to that, so I have an experience of what the Kenyan youth undergo in different circumstances,” Sharlene said.
“I have an experience of what the Kenyan youth undergo in different circumstances, mimi ni mtu niko kwa ground. Even if my father is the president, mimi nimekuwa kwa ground the whole time and my friends know. I have even been to Gikomba so many times to do shopping,” she added.
She further defended her countrywide tours stating that she has her dad’s blessings to visit county governments.