A Kakamega Kiosk owner Ms Susan Mukasia has said she will name a cow after William Ruto to remember the day the Deputy President made a surprise visit to her Kiosk in Shianda and gifted her with Sh100,000.

The Deputy President William Ruto who was with Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka, Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali and several other lawmakers were presiding over a funds-raiser for boda boda operators at Shianda Market when it started raining heavily.

Following the heavy downpour, DP Ruto is said to have asked his delegation and a host of leaders at the VIP podium if they could dash to the nearby hotel and have tea as they wait for the storm to subside.

Ms Susan Mukasia would be the lucky hotel owner that played host to the high powered VIPs at her small Kiosk. At first, Ms Mukasia who was taken by surprise was shocked at the unexpected visitor who she referred to a familiar popular face that she only sees on TV and never thought of a day he would come sit at her wooden bench to take tea worth Sh20. However, Mukasia a single mother living with her daughter in Kabras collected herself and managed to serve her VIP customers.

To her surprise, when she gave out the bill that was totaling to sh250, the deputy president further shocked her with a bundle token of Sh100,000 and asked her to continue working hard to promote the business.


Ms Mukasia, who said she has never handled such a big amount of money before, said she will buy a cow and name it after Ruto.

“l will spare money to buy a cow and name it after the DP in remembrance of this day,” she said.

However, anxious Kenyans were quick to ask what was the inspiration to name a cow after DP Ruto.