The William Ruto Foundation would like to categorically and unequivocally distance itself from the distribution of relief food that has affected residents of Kikuyu Constituency.
The donations in question are NOT from the William Ruto Foundation.
We sympathize with those who have been affected and pray for their speedy and full recovery. We shall follow up with the local leadership to assist them with medical care as is appropriate in consultation with Health officials.
The Foundation only delivers relief packages through formal and known networks such as churches, Mosques and with the participation of local leaders to ensure track and trace mechanism.
Reports from locals indicate that the strange food donations in question were hurriedly thrown from moving vehicles to unsuspecting public with fake branding, that is not from the Foundation.
The William Ruto Foundation has been donating food in Nairobi and its environs for months now without any incident.
It is clear that those behind the distribution of the contaminated food are engaging in political thuggery for other reasons.
It is revolting, despicable, callous and cruel to play with the health and lives of innocent human beings to score political points.
Human life and dignity are higher than any political agenda.
Those behind this incident are irresponsible, barbaric savages who have no place in civilized society.
The William Ruto Foundation is not a political organization.
By David Mugonyi,
Office of the Deputy President.