Ex youth leader and Emgwen parliamentary hopeful, Meshack Kimutai, was all smiles after receiving millions in donations last week to go towards his political campaign.
A cocktail held at Crowne Plaza hotel for Kimutai on Tuesday, March 14, raised a record KSh 31 Million, money that will be used by the rookie politician who is vying in Emgwen constituency, Nandi county as an independent candidate.
The fundraiser was reportedly attended by the who is who in the Jubilee government including Cabinet Secretaries, Governors as well as several MPs and businessmen.
Kimutai announced his defection from the Jubilee Party and announced he will run as an independent candidate on February 2 blaming the move on a scheme by the party to hand over the nomination certificate to an already pre-determined individual.
The Seal Travels company director is a former ally of Deputy William Ruto and used to be a member of his political outfit before announcing his defection on social media.
He is famous for dating DP Ruto’s daughter, June Ruto, before the two went separate ways late last year.