Kenya Kwanza presidential flag bearer William Ruto on Thursday, May 26, came under sharp criticism after he quoted a wrong Bible verse.
This being, presumably,the last public gathering bringing the two together, the 2022 presidential election front runner who has bitterly fallen out with his boss over this years succession politics used the occasion to seek forgiveness from hm.
However, Ruto, who is famous for making biblical references during his addresses, missed the mark when he quoted the wrong verse amid calling for a truce to end the bad blood between him and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
While admitting that he had not done his work to the expectations of his boss and those of the Kenyans, the former Agriculture Minister quoted Prophet Elijah as he sought forgiveness.
“I also know that serving as the deputy president, I may have fallen short of expectations of my boss the President, my good friend, I ask for your forgiveness,
“The Bible says in Isaiah 1:18, we have fallen short of His glory. To all I may have wronged, I ask for your forgiveness, and all those who have wronged me, I forgive them with a clean heart,” a soft-spoken Ruto siad.
However, a spot-check by Kivumbi.co.ke has since established that Isaiah 1:18 does not speak about what the deputy president said.
The publication has since established that the second in command intended to quote Roman 3:23 which states that “For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.”
This is not the first time the deputy president has quoted a wrong Bible verse.
In April this year, the 2022 presidential election front runner left Christians confused after he quoted a Bible verse that does not exist.
Ruto who was speaking at the Citadel Salvation Army Church in Kakamega quoted Mathew chapter 6 verse 35 yet Matthew Chapter 6 ends at Verse 34.