Show up and vote – Ruto urges Christians
Deputy President William Ruto has urged members of the Christian community to lead from the front by showing up on August 9 to cast their votes.
Speaking during an inter denominational prayer session with the clergy at his Karen office in Nairobi today, August 2, the DP urged Christians to lead in the vote-casting exercise that is slated for Tuesday next week.
While regretting that most Kenyans, including Christians usually lament when bad leaders take up elective positions the second-in-command blamed electorates who do not vote stating that they facilitate election of the wrong leaders.
Ruto further termed this year's election as a spiritual war between believers and nonbelievers.
"This elections is more of a spiritual battle than a political contest and that is why we have all the manner of things that are going on today," he said.
At the same time, the DP urged Kenyans to exercise restraint and uphold peace before, during and even after they vote adding that the country must continue whichever way the election goes notwithstanding.
"I want to urge Kenyans from all political divide. Please be peaceful so that we can work together as one united nation," he added.
Ruto was accompanied by his wife Rachael Ruto, Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, Machakos governor Alfred Mutua, Turkana governor Josphat Nanok and other leaders.