Mr Livondo advised the DP to scale down on his public appearances and interaction with Wananchi, claiming that DP Ruto can campaign from a helicopter using loudspeakers before “pouring the cash” from the sky!
Deputy President William Ruto and his handlers should consider throwing cash to their supporters on the ground from the safety of campaign helicopters so as to guarantee their safety and avoid ugly situations as witnessed recently in Busia and Kisumu. According to Shinyalu politician Stanley Livondo, DP Ruto should resort to the safety of his helicopter to avoid crowds.
Mr Livondo gave out the controversial advice when speaking on a local radio station, he said the only way to avoid being caught up in the wrangles is to “take to the skies and splash the cash”! According to Kenya police sources, attacks on DP Ruto stem from crumbles by his supporters over the cash that he has been dishing out at rallies. Mr Livondo contested for the Shinyalu parliamentary seat in 2007, he also advised the DP to scale down on his public appearances and interaction with wananchi, claiming that DP Ruto can campaign from a helicopter using loudspeakers before “pouring the cash” from the sky!
Mr Livondo stunned the country when he took to the air in 2006 raining 500 notes that were then blown in all directions by the wind from his helicopter rotters
Mr Livondo stunned the country when he took to the air in 2006 raining 500 notes that were then blown in all directions by the wind from his helicopter rotters. This was the first time a politician in Kenya had campaigned, drawing mixed reactions from the public. Stampedes that followed as the crowd scrambled for the cash led to a public outcry. Many condemned Mr Livondo saying he was “inciting” poor Kenyans to fight for the cash. At one event the crowd was still fighting and wrestling for the notes as Livondo flew off to address another rally undisturbed by those who missed out!
Dr Ruto, a front runner in the 2022 presidential elections has twice borne the brunt of rowdy youth. In Busia and Kisumu, Ruto’s motorcade was blocked by rowdy youth who pelted his motorcade with stones.
According to Mr Livondo, “raining notes from the sky” is the “safest” way to give handouts as the money is never enough. He has warned DP Ruto to stop endangering the lives of the people to whom he hands money as his actions immediately spark violence. Many of the DP’s point-men on the ground who handle the cash have on many occasions simply “vanished” switching their phones off leaving hungry and angry youth to vent their frustration on the DP.
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