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Ruto breaks protocol, invites Karua to address prayer meeting

After Karua concluded her remarks, the Deputy President apologised for breaking protocol.

In Summary

• The DP asked Karua to speak on behalf of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga who was not present.

• Karua in her address called on the leaders present to put into all the messages of peace they have talked about at the meeting.

Deputy President William Ruto
DP RUTO: Deputy President William Ruto
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday broke protocol at the National prayer breakfast meeting after he invited Azimio presidential running mate Martha Karua to address those in attendance.

The DP who was making his address asked Karua to speak on behalf of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga who was not present.

"Before I conclude my remarks, in the absence of my brother Raila Odinga, who is my main competitor in this election, I'm going to ask my sister Martha Karua... Allow me to break protocol so that she can come and make some few remarks," Ruto said.

After Karua concluded her remarks, the Deputy President apologised for breaking protocol.

He also apologised for ambushing the Azimio la Umoja deputy presidential candidate, saying that she presented herself well.

"Thank you Martha even if I ambushed you. You have given a good account of yourself, and sorry to the people of protocol if I have messed up in any way. I'm sorry."

Karua, in her address, called on the leaders present to put into consideration all the messages of peace they have talked about at the meeting.

She added that she would like to see Kenya have a peaceful election process in August.

"Prayers without action are not real. How I pray that our prayers are matched by our actions. If we do that, we'll have peaceful elections, a peaceful transition and a nation that stands together. God bless Kenya and thank you William for inviting me," Karua said.

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