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Ruto overcome with emotion while praying for elections

Ruto struggled to fight back tears as he addressed those in attendance

DP Wiliam Ruto speaking at the Karen prayer meeting

Deputy President William Ruto was overcome by emotions during a prayer service he hosted at his Karen residence on Tuesday.

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A visibly teary Ruto struggled to fight back tears as he addressed those in attendance, urging them to pray for peace as the country heads to the elections.

DP Ruto further deemed that the country is going through a period that is more spiritual than political.

He urged the people in attendance to turn up in their numbers to vote so that they decide which leaders will be in charge of government after the polls.

“I think for the first time in Kenya this election is more of a spiritual battle than a political contest that is why you are seeing all manner of things that are going on today.

"But I want to thank many spiritual leaders who have taken a firm position for our country, so good people like us who are seated here if you don’t show up to vote do not complain when the wrong people are voted for,” the deputy president said.

Ruto claimed to have been a victim of betrayal while serving in government, noting he had overcome many challenges but was grateful for the process.

“We are truly grateful as a team for the far we have come, the many issues we have overcome we have seen the hand of God and along the journey we have come to appreciate that men can let you down,” Ruto said.

The deputy president is expected to hold rallies in Nyeri county as the campaigns enter the final stretch before the polls set for August 9.

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