In Summary
  • Mr Ruto, while attending the installation of Pefa Church regional bishops in Karatina, Nyeri County, said he is unapologetic about helping churches.

  • However, Mr Ruto did not announce his contribution and hand the money over publicly as has been the case in the past.

  • The deputy president is also supporting a programme aimed at translating the Bible into various languages.

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday insisted that he will continue supporting churches through harambees despite criticism and questions about his sources of wealth.

Mr Ruto, while attending the installation of regional bishops of the Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (Pefa) Church in Karatina, Nyeri County, said he is unapologetic about helping religious institutions.

EVANGELISM

The DP described himself as an evangelist dedicated to spreading the gospel and supporting churches.

He also pointed out that he was raised by Christian parents.

“If not a deputy president, I would be an evangelist," he said at Karatina Stadium.

He added: “I know there are charges against me for helping Christians in churches. I plead guilty to the charges so there is no requirement of witnesses. I am not ashamed of my faith."

However, Mr Ruto did not announce his contribution and hand the money over publicly as has been the case in the past.

After his speech, he walked back to his seat without inviting other political leaders to contribute.

Soon after the closing prayers, he took his contribution to the church leadership, away from the cameras.

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