Renowned Dubai-based top chef Nusret Gokce popularly known as Salt Bae had the pleasure of serving Deputy President William Ruto his famous grilled steak (nyama choma) but mistook him for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
On Saturday 21 November, Salt Bae to his social media pages to share a photo while serving the second in command.
“I love Kenya, President of Kenya, William Ruto,” he captioned the photo.
William Ruto who identifies himself as a hustler also took to his social media pages to share the experience as well as photos while being served by the Turkish chef.
Ruto noted that he was moved by the success story of Salt Bae after he created a name for himself by only using salt, a knife, and meat.
He went on to challenge hustlers from Burma, Dagoretti, and other markets to work hard and learn from Salt Bae.
“This evening I interacted with Hustler Salt Bae, a Turkish butcher, who has created a successful hustle out of salt, nyama, and a knife. Mahustler wa Kenyatta, Burma, Dagoretti markets na wengine mko na compe na lessons hapo, mjipange. Kazi ni kazi, wìra ni wìra, mboka ni mboka,” said Ruto.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 21, 2020
Despite William Ruto’s statement, one Kenyan was not amused by how he spent his money in Dubai yet he claims to be representing hustlers back in the country.
Well-known City lawyer, Donald Kipkorir took to his Twitter to call out the DP for using so much money on nyama choma.
He argued that William Ruto could have instead bought 22 goats from a farmer in Kenya with the money he spent on the nyama choma.
“Nusret Gökçe aka Salt Bae owns 16 exclusive Nusr-Et steakhouses in 16 Cities globally. Service is on the reservation. Steak per person is $1,000 (KSh. 109,000)…equivalent to buying 22 goats from a poor farmer in Turkana. But stupid and gullible Kenyans are told he’s a hustler,” he wrote.