Deputy President William Ruto on Friday, June 2, 2021, presided over the official opening of the Gateway Mall in Kamukunji, Nairobi.
The DP heaped praises on the owner of eight-storey building Nancy Wamaitha who best exemplified the hustler’s narrative having started as a mitumba (second hand clothes trader) dealer and worked her way up to own the building.
Ruto cited the businesswoman cum deaconess as an example of his much touted ‘bottom-up’ approach in empowering Kenyans at the lowest level of the economic ladder. Former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru was also present and led prayers to anoint the building.
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This barely comes days after President Uhuru Kenyatta banned all public meetings in a bid to contain the runaway Covid 19 infections. Hundreds of Kenyans turned out to catch a glimpse of the DP as he made his way to the building.
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The DP tweet read:
Opened the eight-storey Kamukunji Gateway Mall, whose proprietor began as a mitumba businesswoman and engaged local traders in Kamukunji, Nairobi County.
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