A Twitter user who allegedly shared the photos purportedly of the Deputy President William Ruto at his Sugoi farm on Saturday opened up on the real identity of the man who was mistaken for DP Ruto.
According to the Netizen who is identified as Abuga Makori from his Twitter name, the man pictured in the photo is Kennedy Lagat.
Abuga Makori who is also a journalist and political commentator was however quick to fault the Deputy President for focusing on trivial issues.
“When I first posted photos purportedly of Ruto in his Sugoi farm, a Friend reached me $ disputed. We later identified the fellow as Lagat. But I don’t see why he can make it a big deal. Already, he’s shown non-caring character, abandoning Uhuru at times of need,” Abuga Makori stated on Twitter.
The Deputy President on Saturday morning at 12:08 AM took to Twitter to urge Kenyans to ignore the photos which were circulating on social media.
Ruto pointed out that he was working in collaboration with President Uhuru Kenyatta in developing a strategy against the outbreak of COVID-19.
“HE Uhuru,our teams& I are working on PRACTICAL strategies to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.All OPTIONS are on our cards.There should be NO panic,we will pull through.Let’s comply with advisories as reviewed timeously. So, am NOT tending sugoi cabbages below. Ignore other pics,” Ruto noted.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe had previously warned Kenyans against spreading false information on social media especially on matters relating to the COVID-19 in the country.
Kenya has so far recorded 122 coronavirus cases with 4 fatalities and 4 recoveries.