President Ruto request clergy for more prayers at State House

President William Ruto convened an interdenominational prayer and thanksgiving service at State House Nairobi on Sunday after he returned from UK and US trips where he made his inaugural address at the UN General Assembly.

The service was presided over by Bishop Mark Kariuki the overseer and the presiding bishop of the Deliverance Church and a host of evangelical leaders from Nairobi County to preside over the event.

President Ruto attributed his win in the August 9 general election as one that took the hand of God, saying what appears impossible to man is possible before God. He was dedicating State House to God for hoisting him to presidency.

“I’ll ask 30 to 40 members of the clergy to pray over this building (State House). To you all, don’t be in a hurry to leave. Walk around State House as you pray in tongues. Let everyone know that we are finally here,” said President Ruto.

The President further called on the church leaders to a Part Two of the service, ” In the second session, I want you all to speak a word of blessing around this compound (State House). And those who can speak in tongues, please speak in tongues around this compound,” said Ruto.

Right-to-left-President William Ruto- First Lady Rachel Ruto – Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua

On her part, First Lady Rachel Ruto said this was not the last service the clergy were having at State House Nairobi. “You will be coming here month after month, month after month,” said Mrs Ruto.

The prayer comes barely a week after the presidential candidate and gospel singer Reuben Kigame accused Ruto’s administration for ‘overdoing religion’, saying the presidency should observe Article 27 of the Constitution.


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