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Powerful Kalenjin Billionaire Who Funded DP Ruto Into Politics But Was Later Betrayed

Winning a political seat in the country has not been for the faint hearted as many at times, aspiring politicians with big pockets are the one who clinch these seats. This thus sees many aspiring presidential candidates to seek funding from local billionaire whereby in many cases, supposedly the sponsored candidate wins, he is his expected to return the favour in terms of tenders and first hand priority

Among the rich power brokers in the country includes David Lang'at. The Kalenjin billionaire was responsible for funding Deputy President William Ruto' s URP party in the 2013 general elections. This was all in faith that supposedly William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta won, he would greatly benefit thus pumped millions to see to it that Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto win.

Eventually, the duo won though months after their inauguration, the unexpected happened. This was because Deputy President William Ruto ditched David Lang'at, his chief sponsor. This has thus seen a rivalry between billionaire David Lang'at and Deputy President William Ruto whereby in revenge, David Lang'at has been rallying behind Gideon Moi against William Ruto

About his wealth, David Lang'at was the man behind Eldoret Business Park which is set for 200 billion project. He also owns Koisagat Tea Estate in Nandi County, Kapchepet Tea Factory which is in Kericho County and Selenkei Investments Limited which is a company that generates electricity from solar energy.

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David Lang'at. Gideon Moi Kalenjin Uhuru William Ruto


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