BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,2ND AUG,2022– Deputy President William Ruto has urged Kenyans from both sides of the political divide to show up and vote in next Tuesday’s election.
Speaking during a prayer session at his Karen Home, the Deputy President stated that this will ensure Kenyans elect leaders of their choice.
“If you do not show up to vote, you should not complain when the wrong people are chosen,” he stated.
Ruto who is eyeing to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in the high-stake polls stated that Kenyans who will not exercise their democratic right will be “letting God down by not going to do that which induced to make the right choices”.
“So to us who are Christians maybe sometimes we don’t get it right. We pray and we know we have to vote but sometimes you don’t show up to vote,” he said.
He told the congregants present during the service that the “punishment given to good people who do not vote is to allow to be led by fools”.
Ruto stressed that next week Tuesday’s election is more of spiritual battle than a political contest.
“We are not ashamed of our God. We will stand firm and we will take whatever consequences. We will be happy to take whatever consequences when we have taken a position on the side of our faith,” he said.
He called on Kenyans to be peaceful ahead of the polls which are seven-days away.