A look into Ruto’s ‘golden’ eggs that make workers thirsty to steal

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Deputy President William Ruto’s workers were busted in a syndicate where 10 crates of eggs worth Ksh.2,500 were stolen at his extensive Sugoi farm.

Not known to many, DP Ruto and his wife Rachel Ruto are successful poultry farmers.

DP Ruto owns a chicken farm project which supplies eggs in the North Rift and Nairobi closely supervised by his wife Rachel.

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They have thousands of chicken of varied breeds some of which are imported from India.

The Indian breed includes Kuroiler, a dual purpose chicken. Every day, they collect at least 2,500 eggs.

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At the farm, the family has an egg incubator with a capacity of 20,000 eggs, and every 21 days, they sell thousands of chicks at between Sh100 and Sh125 every day.

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Also in the expansive farm, which is several hundred acres, are high-yielding, fast-maturing banana plants obtained from the then Kenya Agriculture Research Institute (now KALRO).

Besides, there are hundreds of mango and avocado trees, a maize farm for silage and maize, and hundreds of dairy cows.

Deputy President William Ruto during the Kambi Kuku Auction at Kambi Kuku in Turbo constituency, Uasin Gishu county, April 21, 2018.

Ruto also has at least 100 beehives, and yes, he is very proud of the huge forest on that parcel of land that has his house.

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“All these trees, all 150,000 trees in this farm, I planted them myself,” Ruto told local publisher in a past interview.

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Ruto grew up as a son of a peasant farmer and used to hawk chicken and peanuts at the local shopping centre.

After graduating from the University of Nairobi in 1990 with a degree in Botany and Zoology.

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