How DP Ruto lost livestock supplies deal with KMC

Cattle held at Kenya Meat Commission factory in Athi River

Sources claimed Ruto’s son Richard who runs Koitalel poultry farm which had been contracted to service the multi-billion-shilling tender that has so far grossed in Ksh. 3.8 billion for the family

By The Weekly Vision Online

Deputy President William Ruto lost a deal to supply live cattle to the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC), this is according to informed sources in the ministry of agriculture. The source claimed a furious President Kenyatta on learning of the deal ordered it cancelled and instructed that KMC be put under the Ministry of Defence. The DP has been supplying live cattle for slaughter to KMC since 2019 through his Koitalel poultry farm.

The sources claimed Ruto’s son Richard who runs the firm was in charge of servicing the multi-billion-shilling tender that has so far grossed in Ksh. 3.8 billion. The sources claimed only KDF could have the capacity to elbow out the powerful cartel loyal to Ruto at the ministry of agriculture, livestock and fisheries.

“As a key stakeholder and consumer of KMC products, the Ministry of Defence provided better focus on efficiency and a diversification of its product lines,”. But even as the head of state was cheering KDF, Ruto is said to have gone “numb with shock”! The DP holds a doctorate in plant ecology and has a major interest in agriculture, and the livestock sector.

His top aides led by Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen accused the President of using KDF to intimidate civilian managers doing their work. The outspoken Murkomen wondered whether Kenya was now a “quasi-military” regime hitting at President Uhuru for constantly donning military fatigues when he is not a soldier!

But the President insisted that KDF would be able to pay farmers and other suppliers in time, instead of “enriching one-man”! The meat processor has an installed daily slaughter capacity of 1,250 large animals and 2,000 small stocks.

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