Deputy President William Ruto’s supporters toured Busia referral hospital and donated blood to patients as well as freshly delivered mothers. Their move come amid acute blood shortage in the hospital.
They came in from across the country, and converged at the facility Saturday morning in order to donate blood to save lives.
Led by Dr. Eugene Juma, they said insufficient blood in the country has cut short many lives of mothers shortly after delivery.
They also visited mothers who had just delivered at the hospital, calling on the national and county governments to ensure that medicines as well as other requisite equipment are availed to grassroot medical centres.
This comes after the media highlighted the problem plaguing hospitals, Busia county Referral hospital, in particular.
Politics also surfaced, as youths who support Deputy President William Ruto, known as Friends of Ruto, called on the Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju and Vice Chair David Murathe, to respect DP Ruto.
Led by Murang’a County Co-ordinator, Robert Kuria, they said they are solidly behind Ruto.
“…so we are in Busia, to bring that message; that we are in brotherhood, in sisterhood. We are behind His Excellency the Deputy President.”
He added, “We are on the ground doing mobilisation. And those who are doubting it (sic) they should not.”
This comes a day after the Jubilee Party National Management Committee (NMC) on Friday recommended the removal of Ruto from the Jubilee Party.