Kenya’s Deputy president, William Ruto, has met his match…or so it seems. Mr Ruto has come under fire for what a US-based Civil rights activist calls “mocking CORD co-principal and Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetang’ula over being battered by his wife a couple of months ago.”
In a scathing attack on the DP, Atlanta-based civil rights activist, Maggie Marikah, on Sunday wondered what was so funny about a man being beaten by his wife.
Her sentiments followed comments made by the Deputy President who, without naming names, is believed to have been mocking Mr Wetang’ula for reporting an assault on him by his wife to the police. This followed a widely publicised physical altercation at the couple’s home in March this year.
Over the weekend, Ruto was in his element when he tickled public rally attendees in Meru (watch the video below) by saying that it was wrong for a man to report that he was beaten by his wife.
He also referred to “baba” as Mganga in one of the most hilarious jokes this political season.
In March, the Bungoma Senator rushed to a police station in the city claiming that he had been thoroughly beaten and injured by his wife. The wife too, made similar claims and recorded a statement.
This latest mockery is being seen by some as hitting the Ford Kenya leader below the belt.
Watch the related footage below and what Ms Marikah had to say in her opinion piece below the video: