Deputy President William Ruto’s wife, Rachel Ruto, has divulged details on how dirty borehole water at their Karen residence miraculously turned clean.
Speaking during a meeting at the residence on Friday, May 6, Rachel Ruto revealed that they drilled a borehole and when the water was taken to the laboratory, experts warned them that it was not fit for human consumption.
She explained that the water had a dark colour that signified the presence of impurities. The Deputy President, she says, purchased expensive water purification equipment but the water remained unfit for consumption. She recalled a Bible verse on Prophet Elisha about turning unfit water to fit for human consumption.Deputy President William Ruto’s wife, Rachel Ruto, during a past prayer meeting in Uasin Gishu CountyFile
"In 2018, I remembered about our water here in Karen. I know there are many people who live in Karen and at least for us where we live, we drilled a borehole in 2003 and when the water was taken for checks at the laboratory, experts told us that we could not drink it until it was purified. So my husband, the Deputy President, went into a venture and bought very expensive purifying machines," she narrated.
"We started purifying the water all the time before we can drink it or before we can use it, and I kept wondering because one could actually see the impurities. It was very impure and we kept changing the filters."
Mama Rachel stated that her strong conviction in Christ kept reminding her of the Prophet Elisha when he was visited by leaders of Jericho over the bad state of the water in the city.
"I kept wondering and saying, 'supposing I go pray for this water. Is it possible for it to be purified?' That is what I kept telling myself. This was happening in 2003," she added.
Mama Rachel stated that their house help was also frustrated with the state of the water as it was not fit for drinking and her subconscious kept nagging her to pray like Prophet Elisha.
She started a fasting and prayer season and after her meetings, she went to the kitchen, took a bowl of water and put salt in it. She went to the borehole and said her prayers and miraculously the water changed.
"I went and decreed the words of Elisha. I went and said this water will never be dirty again and I spread the salty water around the borehole. It was about to rain, so I ran quickly and went to the house," Mama Rachel narrated.
"I came back home on Friday and went to the residence on the other side because I had some guests. On arrival, I saw the water was looking different. So I waited for the guests to leave and I asked my boy, Shadrack, what had happened to the water."
"He told me he did not know what happened but the water was now clean," she recalled.Second Lady Rachel Rutomakes the keynote address at the launch of the Kenya Short-Lived Climate Pollutants project in joint partnership with Joyful Women and Climate Works Foundation on March 6, 2020.
The Deputy President's wife is known for her staunch Christian nature, with many Kenyans saying that it was her prayers that keeps Ruto moving.
The video - which has since gone viral - has attracted mixed reactions, with a section of Kenyans trusting her while another section remains pessimistic.
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