Charlene, daughter of President William Ruto, now says she has shopped several times at Nairobi's famous second-hand clothing market, Gikomba.
Ms. Ruto gave an interview to YouTuber Eve Mungai on Saturday in which she dismissed what she said was the Kenyan perception that as the president's daughter, she was not exposed to life. of ordinary Kenyans.
“I have experience of what young Kenyans go through in different circumstances, mimi ni mtu niko kwa ground. Although my father is the president, mimi nimekuwa kwa is always on the ground and my friends know it. I even went to Gikomba a lot of times to shop,” she said.
She is responding to criticism that has refuted some of her public statements, such as her claim that she sold cigarettes for money as a student, as students. desperate attempt to contact ordinary Kenyans.
Claiming to be the daughter of the 'hussed general manager' who learned to hustle by watching her father do it, Charlene defends the story and says she runs the business alongside two classmates with whom she shared a boarding house.
"It's a true story and my dorm mates know it," she said.
“I have two roommates with whom we came up with a business idea together because we found that people really like smoke-kachumbari. So, along with my roommates Sylvia and Nyokabi, we collected our money and started doing it for about a year before moving on to other activities.
On dealing with the harsh criticism she faces online, the daughter of the head of state said she has learned to brush off comments from strangers and live honestly with her truth. me.
“I don't let certain things get into my heart easily, because these people criticize me on social media if we meet, they'll ask for a photo. I also know that everyone has their own personal opinion and they are free to have an opinion. Deep down I know what I'm doing, even when people think I'm lying or doing it to gain weight,” Ms. Ruto said.
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