Deputy President William Ruto has narrated how he was forced to learn the Luhya language in order to win his wife, Rachel Ruto’s love.
“During our courtship period, there were some Luhya guys who also had an eye for Rachael. Apparently, they used to hit on her with their mother tongue (Luhya) because she came from Western,” DP Ruto said in an interview with Jalangó TV.
Due to the stiff competition, the former Eldoret North MP was left with no choice but to learn the ‘foreign’ language, to win the battle.
“I was losing the battle and so I had to came up with plan B. I started learning her local language from my neighbors.”
Finally, Ruto won the love of his life and the young couple married in 1991.
During the interview, DP Ruto criticised a section of local leaders, who he says are misleading Kenyans, recounting one of his encounters in Bungoma County a while back.
“I attended a school bus fundraising event in Bungoma and then one area MP decided to tell the podium to eat the money I was to donate, and not to buy the bus Unfortunately he did not know that I can understand the Luhya language.
“Always look at the future of your kids not your stomachs. If these guys could have eaten my donation their kids couldn’t have a school bus for now,” DP Ruto said.