President Uhuru pays Sh40 ‘deni’ he owed chewing gum hawker for over a year

President Uhuru and Murimi Photo: Courtesy

President Uhuru Kenyatta has settled a Sh40 debt he owed a city hawker who sold him chewing gums on credit during a political rally last year.

Dennis Murimi Wachira, 22, who has spent more than a year demanding the president pays the debt met Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho at Harambee House where he was paid his dues.

A clip that went viral shows the two conversing at the office before the PS pulls out a Sh50 note and hands it to Murimi before demanding for Sh10 change.

Me nataka kukulipa forty bob yako alafu after that sasa tuongee…kwanza nataka unipee ten bob change…wewe mwenyewe ulisema hutaki mia unataka tu forty bob, sasa tumemaliza deni ya Orbit,” Kibicho is heard saying to Murimi who appears uncomfortable.

Shortly after, when the PS asks Murimi if he is satisfied, he responds that he wanted to get a job that would help him fend for his family.

“I’ve wanted to meet the president since that first encounter so that I can tell him my problems. We are four in our family and I’m the sole breadwinner. I need a good job to cater for my family’s needs,” he said.

However, in a past interview, Murimi had claimed that he does not need any job from the president and that he only wanted the president to settle his Sh40 debt.

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