Eunice Atieno, the woman who sold Deputy President Dr William Ruto roast maize, has spoken publicly for the first time about her encounter with the DP that left her Sh10,000 richer.
Speaking exclusively to NTV, the vendor recounted how things unfolded that Sunday. She was going about her business as usual when she saw motorbikes pass and then a convoy of SUV’s stopped some few metres away from her business.
A group of people disembarked from the SUV’s and started moving towards her.”I was afraid and I wanted to run away but then I saw the Deputy President and decided to stay. He greeted me and told me he wanted to buy my maize. He then dug into his pocket and removed seven thousand and said that amount could not buy the maize and went on to add three thousand to make it ten thousand shillings,” Atieno said.
While the amount she received from the deputy president helped her with paying rent and school fees for her kids, Eunice says she hasn’t had peace.
Her neighbours say she received more than she publicly disclosed with some cap the amount at Sh300,000.
“I don’t have peace in my house. People say I received more money and I should not be out here selling roasted maize. Some say I was given 300, 000 shillings, ” she said.