President William Ruto and First Lady Rachel Ruto on Wednesday, November 23, attended a church service at the Myung Sung Presbyterian Church in South Korea.
Addressing the congregation, the Head of State affirmed the role of religion in Kenya’s August 9 election, which saw him emerge winner in a race that attracted four contestants among them ODM leader Raila Odinga.
In his address to the congregation, the president said that Tuesday, August 9, the presidential election was not just about political issues.
He said the hotly contested presidential elections pitying United Democratic Alliance and Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party was more of a referendum between pagans and Christianity.
“The last election was not just about political issues but also a referendum on those who believe in God and those who believe in men, those who believe in God won,” the president said.
Ruto, who was in South Korea for a three-day state visit further asked the church to continue praying for peace and stability in the world.
On her part, the First Lady urged the leadership of the Church not to tire of extending social support such as education and medical care to the community.
“We all know that once a church is established in a given place, schools and hospitals will follow and the local community will benefit,” said Rachel.
On Monday, August 15, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati declared William Ruto the fifth president-elect after he garnered 7.1 million votes against Raila’s 6.9 million votes.
Raila who was seeking the seat for s fifth time protested the results announced by the commission and petitioned the Supreme Court to annul the declaration of William Ruto as president-elect.
However, the seven bench judges at the Supreme Court upheld the election of Ruto saying that he achieved the 50 percent plus one vote threshold required by the Constitution.