Deputy President William Ruto has dismissed claims that he was allegedly busy tending cabbages at his farm even as the country continues to grapple the fight against coronavirus.
The DP responded after a picture of him working at his farm was making rounds on social media platforms. Through his Twitter account, the DP posted a photo of farmhands at a farm similar to that of the viral picture at a cabbage plantation.
Ruto said that he is working together with President Uhuru Kenyatta and other government officials in order to reduce the adverse effects of coronavirus that has infected 122 people in the country. “HE Uhuru, our teams and I are working on PRACTICAL strategies to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. All OPTIONS are on our cards,” he said.
The DP also advised Kenyans not to panic and follow all directives drafted by the government in order to overcome the global pandemic that has proved fatal. He urged the public to ignore all other pictures purporting him to be at his farm. “So, am NOT tending Sugoi cabbages below. Ignore other pics,” he continued.
This comes a few hours after the country confirmed 12 new cases of infection of Covid-19. A 6-year-old boy also succumbed to the disease raising the mortality figures to four.
The government on Thursday said that it had commenced the process of local production of face masks that will be distributed to the public. The Ministry of Health has also issued a mandatory order for all passengers using matatus and boda bodas to wear face masks in order to contain the spread of the virus.