A tense moment ensued at a church service, where Deputy President William Ruto was in attendance, on Sunday, after two women broke protocol and approached him, in a bid to seek financial aid.
The two separate incidents happened as Ruto was delivering a speech at PCEA Makongeni Parish, Thika, Kiambu County.
In the first instance, a woman walked up to the front of the church and fell on her knees before the DP, pleading with him to assist her child.
As the baffled politician directed the woman to get up on her feet, she broke into uncontrollable tears, adding to the awkwardness of the situation.
Church leaders and plainclothes policemen had to intervene to walk the daring mother away from the dais, with Ruto promising to have a chat with her later.
“Keti pale nitakuona baadaye (Have a seat over there, we will talk later),” Ruto told the wailing woman.
In an interesting display of humility, Ruto stopped the PCEA church leaders and security officers from dragging the woman to the back of the church, instead, offering her a seat at the front.
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A light moment ensued immediately after the situation had settled down after yet another woman followed in her colleague’s footsteps in beseeching the Jubilee leader for help.
Ignoring bursts of laughter from the congregation, the woman, donned in a Sauti ya Wajane (voice of the widows) t-shirt, adamantly handed Ruto a piece of paper with her requests, before she was promptly led away from the podium in tears.