President-elect William Ruto has today, Wednesday, August 17 met with religious leaders drawn from various parts of the country.
In an update on his Facebook page, Ruto held the meeting with the leaders at his official residence in Karen, Nairobi.
The religious leaders were led by Archbishop Philip Anyolo, Archbishop Anthony Muheria, Supkem National Chairman Hassan Ole Naado and Bishop Robert Lang’at among others.
“We owe our victory in the just-concluded election to God. We will keep working with religious leaders to better the lives of Kenyans,” Ruto wrote on Facebook.
Bishop Joseph Ntombura, Bishop Mark Kariuki, Bishop David Oginde, Bishop Kepha Omae Retired Bishop Silas Yego, among others. pic.twitter.com/46einmsWvD
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) August 17, 2022
This is how Kenyans reacted to the photos.
Collins Wanderi: What God; cosmos and nature have decreed are beyond human understanding. Kenya will never be a pagan State. You have begun right Sir William Samoei Ruto. We’re happy to see the realignments happening in our country. Mungu mbele.
Ruth Wangui: Amen, we thank God for giving Kenya a God fearing president. May the Lord guide you as you lead the Nation.
Kipkosgei Maiyo: This is the leadership our country needs. A prayerful country led by God fearing leaders. This is a great milestone Mr President, congratulations once more.
Narra Tive: I believe in you Mr President I know you will change this country for better. I woke up at 3 am to go vote for you because you are the only hope that is remaining.
In other news, ruled out the possibility of working with his arch rival, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Ruto noted that he never subscribed to the so-called handshake, adding that the government works well with a strong opposition.
“I never believed in the handshake stories, I made my position clear because I believe in democracy, I believe in a government that has checks and balances
“When you have a government without doesn’t have the opposition, you run the very high risk of having a government that is not accountable precisely what we had seen over the last four years,” he said.
Ruto made it clear that he would only engage Raila as the opposition leader.
“My competitors have a role to play. I will work with my competitors in the role that the Constitution assigns the people in the opposition
“They will provide oversight over my government and I intend to work with them in that capacity,” said Ruto.
Ruto emerged victorious after garnering 7,176,141 votes; 50.49 per cent of the total votes cast.
Raila who was the Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate got 6,942,930 which is 48.88 per cent of the total votes cast.
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