President William Ruto and former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo are a study in contrasts: the former was the one-time mtu wa mkono when Jirongo was a renowned real estate billionaire.
photo courtesy: Jirongo with president Ruto during a past occasion
Today, Jirongo is broke while Ruto is the most powerful politician in Kenya as he is the president.
The former Lugari member of parliament gained infamy for liberally dishing out political slush funds to the extent that even senior cabinet ministers used to line up outside his office for their share of handouts.
With his close proximity even though he was not a senior YK official, Mr Ruto no doubt benefited from the dregs and in time came to afford his own passable suits.
Now, Ruto is the complete opposite of Jirongo as the former is president while the latter is bankrupt.
Jirongo’s fall from grace to grass follows a series of debts running into hundreds of millions
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