Kisumu East lo­cals ‘un­happy’ af­ter DP Ruto skips meet­ing

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza -

Nom­i­nated Se­na­tor Joy Gwendo ex­pressed dis­ap­point­ment af­ter Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto failed to show up for a fundraiser for cot­ton farm­ers in Kisumu East sub­county on Sun­day. Ruto sent Agri­cul­ture CS Willy Bett, who brought the DP’s Sh 1 mil­lion do­na­tion for the Cot­ton Grow­ers Co­op­er­a­tive So­ci­ety. Gwendo said farm­ers and the res­i­dents at­tended the meet­ing ex­pect­ing to see Ruto. “We hap­pily re­ceived the con­tri­bu­tion, but we are dis­ap­pointed he did not at­tend,” she said. Gwendo said the res­i­dents are ready to wel­come Ruto any time. Bett said Ruto was at­tend­ing ur­gent meet­ings, but he is al­ways ready to visit the re­gion.

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