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Ruto turns to God after ‘disappointment' from friends

He claimed that Kenya was facing a spiritual battle that could only be won through prayers

In Summary

•The DP further challenged the clergy to engage their flock and encourage them to shun violence as well as come out in large numbers and exercise their democratic right at the ballot.

•He went further and quoted the bible as he appreciated the clergy for coming together to pray for his team.

Machakos Governor Alfred Ruto, Deputy President William Ruto and his wife, Rachel Ruto during a prayer meeting at Karen, Nairobi on August 2, 2022
Machakos Governor Alfred Ruto, Deputy President William Ruto and his wife, Rachel Ruto during a prayer meeting at Karen, Nairobi on August 2, 2022
Image: DPPS

With six days left to the General elections, Deputy President William Ruto has thanked God for the presidential journey he started.

Speaking during a prayer meeting at his Karen residence, he said that his team was grateful as they had seen God’s hand throughout the journey. He said they endured and overcome many challenges on the way.

The DP claimed that Kenya was facing a spiritual battle that could only be won through the prayers of those who believe.

‘As a team, we are really grateful and we have seen God’s hand in this journey,”

“Along the journey, we have come to appreciate that friends can let you down but God cannot. We have come to the realization of trusting God because human beings can let you down," Ruto said.

The prayer meeting had been called by his wife, Mama Rachel Ruto brought together members of the clergy and senior church members to pray for the country ahead of the August 9 elections.

While thanking the clergy and congregation for attending the prayer session, DP Ruto revealed how he almost skipped the session due to his busy schedule.

“I underestimated this meeting but it has turned out to be what  I didn’t imagine. Thank you for coming to pray with me and my team and share this blessed moment together,” he said.

He went further and quoted the bible as he appreciated the clergy for coming together to pray for his team.

”We have many schedules but the bible reminds us that seek yee first the kingdom of God and every other thing shall be in place,” the DP added.

Deputy President William Ruto and Bishop Mark Kariuki during a prayer meeting at Karen on August 2, 2022
Deputy President William Ruto and Bishop Mark Kariuki during a prayer meeting at Karen on August 2, 2022
Image: DPPS

In addition, the Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate called for a peaceful election, urging Kenyans to pray for peace.

“We want every Kenyan to pray for peace because we want to cast our votes in peace and eventually the will of God will prevail,” Ruto said.

“We want to ask you to continue to pray for us and for the peace of the country... There are people who would want to disrupt the peace of our country,” he added.

The DP further challenged the clergy to engage their flock and encourage them to shun violence as well as come out in large numbers and exercise their democratic right at the ballot.

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