– The Kambi Kuku chicken auction was started in 2018 by Deputy President William Ruto
– The second edition of the auction was held on Thursday, December 19
– The historic event raised KSh 11 million
– The Jubilee deputy party leader spent his youthful days selling chicken along the busy Eldorer-Malaba highway to supplement his parents income
The event which was meant to empower small-scale farmers in the region managed to raise KSh 11 million.
In a series of tweets posted on his Twitter page on Thursday, December 19, the hustler said the government was helping smallholder farmers realise their full potential.
“We are supporting small and medium-sized enterprises to harness their maximum potential by coming up with favourable tax regimes, ridding the market of middlemen, extending resource backing to them, and creating level playing field to allow them to flourish,” he said.
The Jubilee deputy leader who rose from selling chicken and groundnuts along the Eldoret-Malaba highway to his current role as the country’s second in command said he was keen to see small businesses flourish so as to reduce poverty and enhance job creation.
“Small businesses hold significant social and economic impact to our country; they fuel local economy, spark creativity, allow people to achieve financial liberty, offer diversity in our economy, are jobs generation powerhouses, and contribute to poverty reduction.”
The event managed to raise KSh 11 million double 2018’s KSh 6 million when it was first started.
Ruto spent his youthful days selling chicken to supplement his parents’ income as he came from a humble background.
The event generated conversations on social media under the hashtag #JamaaWaKuku.
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