•The President's connection with church choirs is not new as he revealed he used to belong to one, years back.
•Ruto sang the 'whole sang at the altar just before he gave his speech.
President William Ruto on Sunday showcased his choir master skills as he led a worship song at the AIC church in Milimani, Nairobi.
"Ee Bwana uniinue, Kwa imani nisimame, Nipande milima yote ,Ee Bwana unipandishe," he sang.
Ruto sang the whole song at the altar just before he gave his speech.
While singing the hymn, he carried his right hand high as he swang it up and down, an indication that he was enjoying the song.
The President's connection with church choirs is not new as he revealed he used to belong to one, years back.
Ruto is a one-time chairman of the University of Nairobi’s Christian Union choir.
While leading the CU choir on campus, he used to get a lot of invitations to perform at State House.
Together with his wife, mama Rachel Ruto they were members of an evangelist team called North Rift and that is how they met.
When the Supreme Court upheld his win in September 2022, Ruto at his former Karen residence led leaders in singing 'Ndiye Mwamba ni Salama.
During his swearing-in ceremony at Kasarani, he invited Tanzania's famous Zabron singers to perform 'Mkono wa Bwana', a song that holds a special place in his heart.
Early this year, a video of young Ruto emerged online, leading choir in 1980 during the late President Daniel Moi’s era.
The song in praise of Moi demands that ‘weeds’ on Moi’s farm should be done away with.
“Kwekwe shambani mwa Nyayo na zilimwe. (Let weeds on Nyayo’s (Moi) farm should be cultivated),” the students sing as led by Ruto.
At one time, the Kenya Film Classification Board chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua shared photos of the DP carrying a bible on one hand and what appears like a still camera on the other.