Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday, November 10, assured Kenyans that the government would not allow the introduction of practices that contradict the teachings of the Bible.
Speaking at the Covenant Church International Enkongu Enkare in Naroosura, Narok County, the DP sought to quell concerns from the religious faction that the upcoming International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) conference was meant to introduce themes that were against the biblical teachings.
Nairobi is set to host the ICPD25 from Tuesday, November 12 to 14 which advocated for all people to have access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including voluntary family planning, safe pregnancy and childbirth services, and the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
Ruto assured that "We would stand firm as leaders to oppose any teachings and issues that go against our stand as Christians."
Affirming that Kenya was a God-fearing nation, "I want to assure the country that we will not allow anything that goes against the spirit of our Constitution to happen."
At the same time, Dr Ruto called on religious leaders to pray for the country and its leadership.
“We cannot realise our development goals if we do not have your blessing and prayers,” he explained.
Dr Ruto's sentiments were echoed by Narok West MP Gabriel Tongoyo who appealed to Kenyans not to engage in practices that are not in harmony with the Bible teachings.
Speaking to Citizen TV, evangelical leaders threatened to lead demonstrations against the conference.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking International Conference on Population and Development, which took place in Cairo in 1994.
Kenya has partnered with the government of Denmark and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to host the three-day global population summit.
Here is the video of Ruto's Address:
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