The new title and role Uhuru gave to DP Ruto

You have to do it 'my brother'.

Referring to him as a brother, President Kenyatta gave Mr Ruto a new name of ‘Pastor’ and tasked him to lead the Lord’s prayer in Swahili, after he had led his multitude if supporters in the same prayer in English.

“I want us to pray and say the Lord’s Prayer. I’ll say it in English, and my brother here, pastor, will finish in Kiswahili,” President Kenyatta said at the Kasarani Stadium after he finished his 3,900-word second-term speech.

DP William Ruto would later engage the Karasani-filled arena with a song on his first utterances just after being sworn-in in a relatively longer oath compared to President Uhuru’s.

“We have got here, not because of our own might, but by God’s grace. And I agree with you today: It is not by witchcraft, it is about prayer. And today I want us to sing that there is no God like ours, and today, I will be the soloist,” DP Ruto said prior to the prayers.

For the two men who had started their reign on March 2013 by kneeling before standing soldiers, to the exasperation of then Chief of Defence Forces Gen Julius Karangi, it was only proper that they would also ask to be prayed for again at the start of their second term.

The duo in many occasions has appeared in churches, kneeling for prayers. In the run up to the October 26 repeat polls, the duo organised a large rally in Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium to ‘pray for the nation.’ The two begun their second term in office on Tuesday November 28.


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