Charlene Ruto, President William Ruto’s daughter, was stung by bees while picking honey at her grandparents’ property in Uasin Gishu County.
The First Daughter revealed her life as a bee farmer in a statement released on her official Twitter account.
She claimed that the bees stung her three times while she was performing the activity. However, the consequences were not negative.
The bees, she claims, attacked her because she hadn’t fully zipped her suit.
“Between Tuesday & Wednesday I visited my grandparents’ beehives to help clean & harvest their honey. They had some gooodd honey.
On Wednesday I got stung three times because my suit zip haikufika mwisho (we can never overtalk about the safety and precaution needed in beekeeping) Uzuri sikufura sana😅,” she wrote.
The First Daughter has been vocal about venturing into apiculture and has consistently shared her experience.
She recently announced that she incorporates the bottom-up model borrowed from her father to name the models of the hives. Her love for the insects has seen her change her Instagram bio to read: “Bee Mum”.
“I didn’t start this beekeeping project from scratch myself, I took it over this year…so I am adding my pizazz to it! It has to be pretty & attractive. Branding was very important for me. I took time to label the beehouses, chose the colours for the new beehives & branded them,” she stated.
“We turned the hive upright, harvested the honey present and named it “Bottom Up” to easily observe its progress,” she added.