Kenya’s Deputy President, William Samoei Ruto has opened a prayer alter at his residence in Karen, an upscale suburb on the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi.
Ruto launched the National Prayer Alter on Wednesday in the company of his family members.
This was revealed by his wife, Rachel Ruto in a Facebook post saying they were joined by ‘key leaders in various mountains of influence.’
“Today, my husband, the Deputy President and I were blessed to have been joined by Fathers of Faith and key leaders in various mountains of influence during the opening ceremony of our National Prayer Altar at the Official Residence of the Deputy President,” Rachel posted.
She added, “And “David built there an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Thus the LORD was moved by prayer for the land, and the plague was held back from Israel” (2 Samuel 24:25).”
She accompanied the posts with photos of the colorful and prayerful event that attracted a good number of people.
Ruto is active in church related activities and has previously mentioned that he is ready to contribute to God’s work anytime.
On the hand, his wife Rachel is also a committed Born Again christian whose social media platforms speak of her faith.
Before he became deputy president, Ruto was an evangelist.
Ruto was an evangelist when he was a student at Kapsabet Boys High School and University of Nairobi before he graduated in 1990.
He was at one time the chairman of the University of Nairobi’s Christian Union choir.
Ruto is believed to be eyeing the country’s number on job in the forth coming general elections although he is yet to declare his intentions.