DP Ruto Adamant on Giving Generous Contributions to Churches

  • Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday declared that he would not quit the habit of making generous donations to churches.

    The DP insisted that intrusive questions on his sources of wealth and criticism over his generosity would not deter him from giving during the harambees.

    He explained that his generosity is driven by an inner passion to spread the gospel and support churches in doing so.

    "If not a deputy president, I would be an evangelist," Ruto stated supporting his argument.

    The DP 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."

    DP Ruto was speaking in Nyeri County where he attended the ordination ceremony of regional bishops of the Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (PEFA) Church at Karatina Stadium in Mathira constituency.

    "God has invested His authority in the clergy to minister His word, perform religious ceremonies and provide guidance to their flock. They act as a bridge between God and us, and through prayer intercede on our behalf," he stated, encouraging the newly ordained ministers to serve the people.

    According to Daily Nation, the DP did not hand over his contribution publicly as has been his habit in the past.

    Rather, he walked off the venue into the clergymen's offices where he is said to have given the Saturday contribution.

    The DP was accompanied by Governor Mutahi Kahiga, local MP Rigathi Gachagua and Kieni MP Kanini Kega whom he said to have denied the opportunity to address the congregation.