Deputy President William Ruto was today attending a church service in Kisii County as a starter of his three-day visit to the vote-rich region. The DP's attendance comes at a time when the Anglican Church of Kenya and the Catholic church have banned politicking in church.
Ruto himself has also in the recent past called out on politicians talking politics in church and instead asking them to respect the house of God. However, in today's sermon, the DP had a hard time sticking to church matters. He veered off the subject matter and constantly gave praises to his bottom-up economic model when he was given a chance to speak.
And as if feeling uneasy with his sentiments, the DP asked the priest from time to time whether he was on track or had started talking politics. He also constantly referenced his narrations to the Bible and spoke in somewhat figurative language.
For instance, in speaking about his top campaign manifesto, the bottom-up economic model, the DP said that it was a strategy of empowering the poor and downtrodden in society. He quoted a Bible verse to bring the point home:
"He (God) raises the poor out of the dust and makes them sit with the kings and princes," -Psalms 113:7-8
Ruto donated 1 million to the Kisii based Deliverance Church International. He then promised to give the church an additional one million after he makes proceeds from his chicken farm in Sugoi.
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