Deputy President William Ruto Sunday compared himself to Jesus Christ, claiming that he is blameless yet the media has had a concerted effort to portray him in bad light.
The embattled DP Ruto took note that not much has changed 2000 years down the line as scribes were dealing with him as they did with Jesus during the Biblical times.
“Hawa watu wa magazeti… uliona mahali Father alisoma, alisema Mapharisayo na waandishi walileta kisirani (These media people… you heard the verse that the priest read. He talked about the Pharisees and scribes and how they have been an irritant),” the DP began.
It is written!
“Mimi sikujua eti hii maneno ya waandishi si eti imeanza saa hii, ilikueko ata nyuma huko. Imeandikwa kwa biblia (I didn’t know that this thing about scribes didn’t start today, it dates back to the ancient times. It is written in the bible),” he added as the congregation burst out in laughter.
Ruto was at St Martin Catholic Church Karuri, Kiambaa, Kiambu County when he referenced the gospel from Luke 15: 1 and 2.
“Now the publicans and sinners drew near unto him to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them,” the Sunday reading went.
The Deputy President decried that the media exaggerates and distorts information until the facts turn to be something totally different.
In particular, Ruto took issue with the news on his recent meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta when the latter paid him a visit at his Harambee Annex office.
He was referring to reports that Uhuru’s visit to the DP’s office was in preparation of impending high profile arrests that allegedly could