William Ruto samoei ’s wife Rachel Ruto has a table banking initiative that has now attracted thousands of women is in trouble. Rachel is the patron of the Eldoret-based Joyful Women Organisation.
The bone of contention revolves around raising funds for the organisation’s sixth anniversary celebration. A budget of Sh1billion has been worked on. It will cater for transport, allowances, refreshments, hotel bookings, arena, promotional materials and security.
Word has it that to raise the funds Joywo is forcing boards of parastatals, CEOs and heads of government departments to contribute not less than Sh50,000. Surprisingly, Joywo receives funding from donors such as USAid.
Allies of DP and his wife are key players in the fundraising with former MP and cabinet minister Raphael Tuju having donated Sh500,000 towards the fete. Also targeted are governors allied to Jubilee. Thousands of women are to be transported to Nairobi where the celebrations will take place. Jubilee wants to use the event as a campaign tool ahead of next year’s polls.