Confusion arose over the real source of relief food donated to some Kiambu County residents and which is said to be contaminated, forcing its recipients to return it.
Kiambu County Governor James Nyoro said Monday that 12 people who consumed the food have been rushed to Tigoni, Kiambu, and Thika Level 5 Hospitals. Kiambu County Commissioner Wilson Wanyanga had earlier in the day maintained that the food consumed by some families was distributed by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wah and a team said to be affiliated to Deputy President William Ruto.
On the contrary, the deputy president William Ruto distanced himself from the distribution of the relief food branded his foundation at Kikuyu Constituency, Kiambu County.
DP Ruto, in a statement through his Communications Secretary David Mugonyi, denied being behind the distribution instead of blaming it on “political thuggery.”
The Dp also added that “The William Ruto Foundation has been donating food in Nairobi and its environs for months now without any incident. It is clear those behind the distribution of the contaminated food are engaging in political thuggery for other reasons.”