The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Ruth Matete - I'm Not Broke

So, word has it that Tusker Project Fame winner, Ruth Matete is broke. Apparently the reality TV star is said to have spent her money on frivolous endeavors and not invested a dime. Well, Ruth spoke to Word Is and denied the claims. She also gave us a run through of how she spent part of her Sh5 million-prize money.

Asked if she is broke, according to the reports, she responded, "Is it?" she asked laughing, "That is their story. But that is not the case." According to sources, Ruth had moved into a house in Imara Daima that cost her Sh50, 000 rent a month.

"Even if I'm a millionaire I would not pay that kind of money for house rent," she said, "And yes, I moved into a new house so I had to furnish it and I did but it did not cost me more than Sh250,000."

Ruth added that she has not moved from her house in Imara Daima back to her father's home in Uhuru because of "high rent". "I'm still in Imara, I only go to visit my dad occasionally," she clarified. Asked if it is true she went for a three-week holiday in Zanzibar with rumoured beau and fellow contestant, Jackson.

Ruth said, "I did not go for a holiday, I went to Rwanda and Burundi for one and half weeks to attend a wedding and to visit Samantha. Yes I bought music equipment from my dad's band and I that is the investment. I have still not started performing in gigs because I have to finish recording my first album first," Ruth said.

She added, "My dad went to the States and he is planning to bring back more equipment." Among her other expenditures were a pearl white Toyota Allion Premio for Sh980, 000, tithe to her church House of Grace Sh500,000, an iPhone 4s for Sh70,000 and a bash for her pals and social media supporters and campaigners for when she was in the TPF academy, that she says set her back Sh90,000.

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