On Sunday, September 25, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance held a thanksgiving service following their controversial win in the August 9, elections.
The service that was held at the highly guarded fortress was attended by allies of William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua as well as dozens of pastors from different denominations.
Recently sworn-in President William Ruto, his deputy Rigathi Gachagua and their families were also in attendance.
Ruto, who sneaked back to the country after his trip to the United Kingdom and the United States of America, was accompanied by his wife Rachael Ruto, his son Nick Ruto as well as his Nigerian son-in-law and husband to June Ruto Alexander Ezenagu.
On the other hand, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s family including his wife pastor Dorcas Rigathi was also in attendance.
Addressing the religious community at the service, Kenya’s First Lady Rachael Ruto such services will be held on a regular basis.
“The Bible says ‘People will go up to Jerusalem, year after year, to celebrate the feast of the tabernacles’, and I think that this is a place where people will come year after year for Thanksgiving. I want to tell the church that this is not the last service we are having, you will be coming here month after month to give thanks to the Lord for doing us good,” she said.
After the service, the Head of State asked the pastors who had attended the service to stay behind after lunch to pray for the entire residence before he officially moves in.
“I’ll ask 30 to 40 members of the clergy to pray over this building. To you, all, don’t be in a hurry to leave. Walk around State House as you pray in tongues. Let everyone know that we are finally here,” President Ruto said.