Carpet design

It took almost a year to design DP Ruto’s campaign truck

DP William Ruto inspects his campaign truck. [DPPS]

With the August 9 general election just days away, politicians are deploying all sorts of campaign gear to not only resist the movement, but also win over voters in style.

But what caught the eye was a six-wheeled truck that was given to the vice president to use in his presidential campaigns.

And now Standard Entertainment has been briefed on the design process of the vehicle and some of its features.

“The truck was imported from Dubai and branded in Kenya, among other finishing touches,” Patrick Nderitu, managing director of Pimp My Ride told the Nairobian.

“The whole preparation of the vehicle took a year. That’s when it was finished and everyone started talking about it. We had to plan it in advance so that the end result could be of high quality.

After it was handed over to the vice president, some Kenyans estimated the vehicle to be worth 100 million shillings.

Asked about the cost, Nderitu replied, “Yes, the value is between 80 and 100 million shillings.”

The truck has a chic interior with a red carpet. There is a podium in case the DP needs to address gatherings on the go.

Like a Lamborghini, the truck’s front doors are automated and hinged at the rear rather than the front. Inside, the truck has a refrigerator and charging ports.

“It also has two sunroofs, a VIP protection zone and can go on any type of terrain. The vehicle can reach 200 km per hour,” Nderitu said.

“I donated the vehicle to the vice president unconditionally because I felt he needed it on the home stretch of his campaigns.”

DP William Ruto inside his campaign truck. [DPPS]

When he received the vehicle on July 16, Ruto said: “Indeed, every push counts. Pimp My Ride: creativity at its best. Thank you for your contribution to the Hustler Nation campaign.

That afternoon he used the truck to campaign at Lang’ata’s Undugu Grounds in Nairobi County.

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