A toddler surprised many on Tuesday, December 7, after refusing to take money given by William Ruto during his campaign in Laikipia County.
From the sun rood of his car, William Ruto carried a child as his ally Rigathi Gachagua was addressing the crowd.
He then signaled the people in his car to give him some cash to gift the young one.
To his surprise, the child refused to take the money, prompting Ruto to return her to the mother who was among the crowd.
He then opted to give the mother the cash money.
The actions captured on Camera have become a topic of discussion, especially among William Ruto’s opponents.
A number of opponents praised the child for refusing the money given by Ruto, while others called out the DP for dishing handouts to children.
“William Ruto shamelessly attempting to force a minor to accept proceeds of corruption. Amekuta huyo mtoto pia hapangwingwi,” ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna wrote in a tweet.
While sharing the video, blogger Robert Alai said the child was aware that it was wrong to take the money from Ruto.
“A child who understands and hates corruption couldn’t be bribed. I am happy for the next generation,” he wrote.
A child who understand and hates corruption couldn’t be bribed.
I am happy for the next generation. pic.twitter.com/9xLCbHRsVr
— Robert ALAI (@RobertAlai) December 7, 2021