Deputy President William Ruto got himself on the receiving end after misquoting the Bible during a recent TV interview.
The DP was appearing on NTV where he laid bare his agenda ahead of the August 9 General Elections when he made the blunder.
DP Ruto argued that Kenyans have a right to know what their leaders would do for them once elected when he quoted Matthew 17:29.
“In Mathew 17: 29, when the disciples of Jesus Christ were following Him, they asked Him; ‘we have left our families, we have left our businesses
“We used to be fishermen, we have come to follow you, what is in it for us?” Ruto stated.
However, Matthew 17:29 does not exist in the Bible, Chapter 17 of the book only has 27 verses.
William Ruto Quotes Non-Existent Bible Verse Again: "Matthew 17:29" pic.twitter.com/bgqDQx41vq
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) June 13, 2022
The mistake sparked mixed reactions on social media as seen below.
William Ruto has just quoted Mathew 17:29 on NTV. A verse which doesn't exist.. Ruto should just leave the Bible alone
— Son of A peasant 🇰🇪➰ (@Collobrown25) June 12, 2022
I gave up on William Ruto when he Misquoted the Bible. How can a self-proclaimed priest married to a prophetess, who prayed for water, Misquote a verse?🥺🥺🥺
— J A L A N 'G O 💙 (@JaIangoMwenyewe) June 13, 2022
— Patrick Ouma🇺🇬 (@McPatko) June 13, 2022
— Jessica (@jessicah_jessy) June 13, 2022
William Ruto again referred to an non existing Bible verse on NTV with Joe Ageyo
Oya, @WilliamsRuto which Bible do you use? That one with additional verses?
— Jame (@Cjamehk) June 12, 2022
— Prof Makau Mutua (@makaumutua) June 13, 2022
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