Deputy President William Ruto has now indicated that he has never promised to give any Kenyan a wheelbarrow, despite donating many wheelbarrows to people across the country.
Ruto says the wheelbarrow was just his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party symbol.
“I have never promised anyone that I will give Kenyans the wheelbarrow. This is a party symbol,” the DP said during an interview on Citizen TV.
He has been campaigning for his 2022 presidential bid on a UDA party ticket while popularising the wheelbarrow, which has been a constant feature in his rallies and meetings.
The DP has been captured on various occasions even donating wheelbarrows to tens of youth and their groups at his official Karen residence as well as other parts of the country.
He lashed out at his political opponents who are criticizing him and his UDA party symbol.
“Some parties have a lion, orange, umbrella among others, do they give out lions or oranges to their supporters,” he posed as he defended his wheelbarrow party symbol.
Ruto insists he will clinch the 2022 presidency while denying the existence of a “deep state”.
“There is nothing like deep state or system. If there was such a thing, I would know because I am the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya,” he added during the interview.
However, he admitted that ODM Party Leader Raila is his biggest opponent even as he downplayed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backing of the former Prime Minister.
This comes after polling firm Infotrak released a poll last week showing Raila as the preferred presidential contender at 33 per cent after gaining by 20 per cent to surpass Ruto, who scored 32 per cent.