14-Year-Old Kibra Girl Steals Ruto's Heart With Powerful Speech

  • Deputy President William Ruto at the International Conference on Population and Development that ended on Thursday, November 14, 2019 Facebook
  • A young girl stole Deputy President William Ruto's heart during the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) on Thursday, November 14.

    Speaking to the world leaders at the summit, the 14-year old girl thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for free education in the country.

    "My highlight of this summit is the commitment of my president that other girls and I, who are worried about their education, can access it with no worries.

    "We are protected from harmful practices like FGM and early marriage. As a matter of fact, I will be 39 years old in the during ICPD at 50 and I will work hard to accelerate the promise," she spoke.

    Deputy President William Ruto at the International Conference on Population and Development that ended on Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Deputy President William Ruto at the International Conference on Population and Development that ended on Thursday, November 14, 2019

    She went on to urge world leaders to invest in sports and help girls who come from humble backgrounds.

    "I would also like to thank American Fitness Professionals Association (AFPA) for empowering girls and to continue with the good work," she concluded as DP Ruto led an elated crowd in giving her a standing ovation. 

    While delivering his remarks, Ruto stated, "I do not know what is left of my last remarks after listening to the little girl from Kibra. I think she could have made the closing remarks on behalf of the government of Kenya."

    The summit is being convened by the governments of Kenya and Denmark and the United Nations Population Fund. Other governments and private partner organisations are also offering support.

    Its aim of the summit was to empower women and girls in all spheres of their lives including sexual and reproductive health.

    Below is the video;