Ruto’s Move Angers Kenyans

Kenyans were stirred by images circulating online depicting the house being constructed by the government for the late marathoner Kelvin Kiptum.

Initiated four days prior under presidential directives to realize Kiptum’s aspiration of providing his family with a home, the endeavor garnered attention nationwide. Kiptum had articulated his desire to build a dwelling for his loved ones before his untimely demise.

Responding to the late athlete’s wish, the president tasked a team of experts to design a three-bedroom abode for Kiptum, with a strict timeline for completion before his interment on Friday. Initially unveiled to the public, the architectural concept promised precast walls, fostering anticipation among Kenyans.

However, discrepancies emerged as the structure took shape. By Tuesday, the construction deviated from the envisioned design, opting for steel walls and plywood in lieu of the anticipated concrete elements.

This deviation incited widespread criticism directed at the government for its perceived failure to honor Kiptum’s legacy appropriately. Mwalimu Dida emerged as a vocal critic, denouncing the construction as a disservice to the late athlete’s memory.

Dida castigated Kenyan contractors as unscrupulous entities, accusing them of swindling funds and delivering substandard results. He lamented the insult inflicted upon Kiptum, revered as a national icon, by the subpar housing initiative.

“The dissonance between the proposed and actual structures epitomizes the deception pervasive among Kenyan contractors.

How much will this charade cost taxpayers? Erecting a plywood dwelling for a revered national and global figure is an affront. The family deserves financial compensation instead,” Dida remarked, echoing the sentiments of many disillusioned citizens.