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November 13, 2018

DP Ruto shocks Baringo farmers after buying 1,000 goats for Sh12 million cash

Deputy President William Ruto buying goats during the Kimalel Goat Auction in Baringo on Thursday, December 21, 2017. /DPPS
Deputy President William Ruto buying goats during the Kimalel Goat Auction in Baringo on Thursday, December 21, 2017. /DPPS

Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday shocked Baringo residents when he paid Sh12 million for 1,000 goats in cash. 

Farmers, who did not know the buyer, were shocked to find out who produced the money.

"Take that bag. There's Sh12milllion inside there," the DP told them after they put the value of one goat at Sh12,000.

Ruto said the amount was a collective contribution from President Uhuru Kenyatta, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen,  among other friends who wanted goats for the festive season. 

The DP bought the goats when he presided over the 5th Kimalel Cultural Festival and Goat Auction in Baringo county.

Sh24.9 million was raised during the auction from the sale of 2,081 goats.

Baringo governor Stanley Kiptis said the county gets Sh2.9billion from the sale of more than 120,000 animals every year.

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