Dr Ruto said the initiative, a pillar in the Big Four agenda, would shield the vulnerable in the society.
He spoke today at his Harambee House Annexe Office when he met a group of university students under the umbrella Help Wangari Walk Again, a drive that seeks to raise funds for medical support for Epharus Wangari, a Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology learner who had an accident in 2017.
The students have already walked from Nyeri to Nairobi, a 150-kilometre distance that took them 17 days, realising Sh812,000.
“We commit to continue with the walk to Mombasa to raise at least Sh4.2 million that would ensure one of us accesses adequate medical attention in India,” said Kelvin Kariithi Wambui, the leader of the initiative.
Dr Ruto said the spirit of giving and helping others in the society “is a natural call from human beings”.
“Where you can, do something; do it with all your energy. Giving is not a function of having,” he said.