Ruto shut down a translator attached to State House, Tanzania during a joint presser with President Samia Suluhu.
While addressing the press on Monday, October 10, President William Ruto told off the translator who had begun translating his speech from English to Swahili without alerting him.
Ruto was forced to pause his speech after the media personnel started translating his speech.
He was forced to enquire what the member of Suluhu’s communication team was up to.
The man explained that it was for the purpose of the media’s communication to the public.
“I do not know whether it is necessary to translate, is there anyone who is not conversant with the English language? Just let it be, I will repeat it myself afterward because you will confuse me,” the President reiterated.
Ruto shuts down Samia Suluhu’s translator
Before making his speech, Ruto had admitted that he had struggled with speaking Swahili, which is Tanzania’s official language.
Ruto noted that with more visits, he will polish his mastery of the Tanzanian dialect of the Kiswahili language.
“Your excellency, I have really struggled with Kiswahili this morning, because it has really mixed me up. Allow me to make my address in English, so that I am well understood,” he stated.