Kiambaa constituency Member of Parliament John Njuguna Wanjiku has now exposed what deputy president Dr William Ruto told daily, every morning, during the stint of his campaigns in the run up to this year's by-election.
According to the youthful lawmaker, Dr Ruto used to call him once a day, particularly in the morning to enquire whether he was praying for his (John Njuguna's) victory in the minipoll.
While at an event in the deputy president's Karen residence, Nairobi county, Njuguna alleged that the country's second in command played a crucial role in making his Parliamentary bid successful because he consistently advised him to seek divine intervention whenever he was ready to set out for campaigns daily.
The MP noted that, initially, he was not organized for the campaigns but when Dr Ruto coached him on what to do, including working hard and looking up to God, he got to know how to go about in a bid to succeed.
He showered accolades to the deputy president for believing in his leadership skills. He alleged that Dr Ruto supported him without enquiring on his background, parents and whether he was wealthy or not.
"He used to call me every morning to ask 'have you prayed?'. By that time, I was not always ready for the task ahead," said Njuguna.
This comes months after the legislator narrowly won the recently-concluded Kiambaa constituency minipoll on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket after beating his closest rival Kariri Njama of Jubilee.
Njuguna is the first Member of Parliament (National Assembly) to be elected on the newly-revamped party. This follows the death of the incumbent MP Paul Koinange in 2022 after falling ill.
Njuguna has been a subject of controversy in the corridors of power after he was kidnapped in 2020 by security officers and dumped in Sang'alo forest, Uasin Gishu county. Residents came to his rescue and a MCA brought him before the the County Assembly.
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