Deputy President William Ruto has found himself under fire after making remarks disparaging the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
DRC ambassador and Senator Francine Furaha Muyumba took to social media to lambast Ruto for insinuating that the country did not have any cows.
The DP made the controversial remarks during his recent visit to Nyeri to popularize his presidential bid in the August election.
“We have the market from DRC, those people have a population of 90 billion people yet they do not have a single cow. This DRC, these people who sing, the likes of Kanda Bongo Man…” Ruto said.
She took to her Twitter account to express her displeasure with Ruto’s remarks, terming them as being unacceptable and asked the DP to withdraw them.
“Mr. Vice Preisident @WilliamsRuto, this is really unacceptable, with all due respect there is a need to withdraw this statement,” Muyumba tweeted.
Muyumba asked how Kenya signed economic agreements with DRC if the country did not have a single cow as the DP suggested and said Ruto’s remarks were akin to an insult.
“If #DRC did not have a single cow how could #KENYA signe economic deals with #DRC, @EquityBCDC is currently making money in Congo, this an insult,” she continued.
Muyumba further affirmed that Kenya and her country are friends as she advised Ruto who is running for president of Kenya in the August general election to be diplomatically conscious because Kenya needs to strengthen its economic ties in the region for its good.
“We are friends to #KENYA, A candidate running for the highest office of the Country @WilliamsRuto need to be diplomatically conscience as KENYA need to strength economic ties in the region for Kenya’s internal Economic growth,” Muyumba advised.