Ruto took the vaccine at a time when the nation is dealing with the third and more dangerous wave of the virus, joining the list of other prominent persons who have announced having received the dose.
But Mutua has raised questions about his decision to go for an expensive vaccine which cannot be afforded by the poor people the DP claims to represent.
In an interview with Citizen TV on Thursday, he termed it a shame for Ruto, who claims to represent 'Hustlers', to go for a vaccine that is too expensive for his people.
"I was surprised DP Ruto amepata vaccine ya wadosi, sio ya mwananchi wa kawaida (has taken the rich people's vaccine and not that for the ordinary Kenyan) yet he talks of hustler nation who cannot all afford Ksh. 20,000 for a vaccine. How many wheelbarrows are those from that single dose? Shame on DP Ruto," he said on Citizen TV's Day Break Show.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the DP stated that he took the vaccine alongside members of his family at his official residence in Karen, Nairobi County.
"COVID-19 vaccines are our safe and effective tools in saving lives and managing the disease. I encourage Kenyans to participate in this exercise to protect ourselves against the pandemic. My family and I received the COVID-19 vaccination at the Karen Residence, Nairobi County," he said.
The development comes at a time when the government is also giving out free vaccination to Kenyans, to protect them from the contagion.
Mutua is currently among the most vocal critics of the DP, enmity appearing to be emanating from their looming competition in the 2022 presidential race, which the are both keen on participating in.
Mutua has made it clear that he will not be standing down, declaring his readiness to face off with whoever dares stand between him and the State House, in a race where Ruto is seen as among the front runners.
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