- The head of state further added that at times he would go into stress-eating during the campaign period
- Eric Latif of Spice FM sought his response to photos showing his change of weight
President William Ruto on Sunday, May 14 spoke regarding his drastic weight loss since being sworn in on September 13, 2022.
Ruto was speaking during a joint media engagement, at State House where he was responding to questions from journalists regarding the state of the nation.
Eric Latif of Spice FM sought his response to photos showing his change of weight during the period he has been running the country, to which Ruto explained that it was as a result of a new dietary and fitness regimen.
“I had an original fitness routine but it ran amok the last one and half years because we went into an election. You know when you go to an election you have a lot of pressure and sometimes you take it out on food,” he explained.
The head of state further added that at times he would go into stress-eating during the campaign period as he had no idea when he would have the next meal.
Owing to his demanding task as the Head of State, Ruto stated on a change of lifestyle to line himself with the rigours of the job at hand.
“Sometimes you have to overeat while campaigning because you do not know the next time you will get time to eat.
“I am now trying to cut down because I have a huge responsibility as Head of State,” Explained the President.
The President in the interview also explained that the work he and his government have been doing since taking office required several demands to be met, with some officials sacrificing nights to get work done.
“We are trying to bring the economy back on track and my team is working day and night, when you look at Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, you will also see he has cut weight because he is working through the night,” he added.
Ruto’s explanation came in the wake of concerns among Kenyans over the Head of State’s weight, with some expressing worry about whether the Head of State was overworking or going through depression.
By Rodgers Oduor