Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday was part of the goat auction at the Kimalel auction in Baringo. DP who was the chief guest on the event bought 1000 goats for Ksh, 10 million.
Deputy President William Ruto part with Sh10 million for 1,000 goats was also a chief guest in the event held in the country every year.
Ruto who sold 2,590 goats each at sh.10,000 in 15 minutes told farmers that he will share the goats with President Uhuru Kenyatta and their other friends.
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“My boss Uhuru Kenyatta sent me with Sh4 million to buy 400 goats to give as Christmas gift to members of his security detail,” stated DP Ruto.
Every farmer is however expected to deduct some Sh6,000 from the total sales to pay towards the contribution of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).
Earlier, the farmers had threatened to snub the Kimalel goat auction, fearing part of their proceeds will be deducted towards NHIF contributions.
Bartabwa MCA Reuben Chepsongol on Friday urged Governor Stanley Kiptis to withdraw the NHIF deduction idea or farmers would boycott the open sale.
“You should address this because people are not well informed. They are not happy to have part of their benefits slashed to pay for the medical scheme,” he said.