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"Leave My Daughter Alone" Ruto Tells This Journalist After What He Said About Charlene

President William Ruto was put to task to explain why her daughter Charlene Ruto was presiding over an office known as the Office of the First Daughter that is not inscribed anywhere in the Kenyan constitution.

NTV journalist James Smart asked the Head of State to comment on the recent forays of her daughter that had caused a stir late last year.

Charlene could be seen dining with governors of different counties and different youth groups every week. In a meeting in Arusha, Tanzania she introduced herself and her delegation as staff from the Office of the First Daughter.

When the journalist brought up the question on Wednesday night, Mr. Ruto defended her daughter stating that she did not have a clear understanding of what she was doing and should hence be excused.

He asked Mr. Smart to leave her daughter out of the discussion and focus on other issues. About the Office of the First Daughter, Ruto laughed the allegation off asking if it is a recognized section of the government that obtains funding.

"Leave my daughter Charlene alone. These are just children who are being children. You know very well there is no office called the Office of the First Daughter. The girl maybe has friends pushing her to do this and that but she is okay. She is just being the daughter of William Ruto and sometimes does not differentiate between me as the president and me as her father," Ruto said.

Soon after Ruto was inaugurated, his daughter Charlene could be seen going from one county assembly to another, one ministry to another possibly advocating for her father's interests. Her plight made Kenyans start to wonder whether she was being groomed for greater duties in the future.

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Arusha James Smart NTV Office of Tanzania


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