Ruto’s Wife Sets Day for National Prayer and Fasting

William Ruto Praying
Deputy President William Ruto and his family [Photo, Courtesy]
Rachel Ruto, the wife of Deputy President William Ruto, has announced plans of a national weekly prayer and fasting scheduled for Wednesday 16 October.

Rachel posted the timetable of the weekly activity which has been going on for some time at the DP’s office on her social media with a Bible verse as the caption.

“To confirm you this day as his people, that he may be your God as he promised you and as he swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – Deuteronomy 29:13 NIV,” she said.

The weekly activity covers different areas including prayers and fasting for the nation, arts and entertainment, and business. This takes part in four shifts starting at 6:00 am with the last session ending at 6:00 pm.

Rachel Ruto
Rachel Ruto [Photo, Courtesy]
The timetable shows that the first session starts from 6:00 am to 9:00 am with the prayer item being the nation. The next item arts and entertainment has been slotted from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

This will be followed by a praying and fasting session for business which starts at 12:00 pm and ends at 3:00 pm.

Finally, the timetable indicates that a joint hour of prayer fellowship and breaking of bread will take place from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

According to the Daily Nation, the DP holds prayers and fasting at his office and residence on Wednesdays. He also meets religious leaders drawn across the country.

His press secretary Emmanuel Talam told The Sunday Nation that fasting and praying is a personal-family Christian ritual for the DP’s family.

In Early August, Ruto and his wife Rachel launched a National Prayer Altar at their residence in Karen.

The DP, a former pastor, is banking on the support of Christians, who form the bulk of the population in the country, to win the 2022 Presidential elections

He has been hosting different Christian groups at his official residence in Karen. Among the groups that he has hosted this year include members of the Akorino and Jeshi La Wokovu.

Besides, he has participated in numerous church harambees across the country much to the chagrin of his opponents who have accused him of taking corrupt proceedings before the house of God.

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