Deputy President William Ruto’s wife Rachel Ruto has recounted how she prayed until dirty borehole water at their family home in Karen turned pure.
Speaking during a prayer breakfast meeting at their official Karen residence on Thursday, May 5, Rachel explained how they have been using expensive purifying machines to purify water since the borehole was drilled in 2003.
“I know there are many people who live in Karen, and at least for us, where we live, we drilled a borehole in 2003. When the water was taken to the lab for testing, they told us we could not drink that water unless it was purified,” Rachel said.
Rachel narrated how the machine worth millions has been stressing them by breaking down even a time forcing them to. call their team from Eldoret to come and purify the water.
On Wednesday last week, she revealed that she got annoyed with the circumstance until she began pondering if her prayers were worth enough to perform miracles.
“I kept wondering, am I worthy to do what Elisha did? Just to go pray for this water? But you know I kept thinking, maybe I need a pastor. Maybe I need a prophet,” she started.
On Wednesday last week, which is our day of prayer and fasting. for the family, she went to the office for a meeting then went for prayers, and later on, went to the residence to see what was happening.
“When I got there, the Lord reminded me about that water. Do you know what I did? I went to the kitchen, took a bowl, put salt, and went to the borehole. I went and decreed the words of Elisha. I said, ‘this water, will never be dirty and I sprayed the water around the borehole.” she recounted.
When she went back after two days, her worker by the name of Shadrack disclosed to her that the water was now clean and that they were no longer using the purifying machine.
” I asked, Shadrack, what happened to the water? He told me, ‘Mom, I don’t know what happened to the water, the water is now clean!’
“He also told me, “Mom, I’m not even taking water through the purification machine. I’m just pumping it from the borehole to the tank, and we started giving God thanks. Yesterday I was there; the water is still clean!” narrated Rachel.
Addressing the gathering later, DP Ruto, also confirmed what his wife whom he calls a family prayer warrior had said.
“I was in our bedroom last Friday and I heard shouts from downstairs and I was wondering what the problem was but then there was this water that was being brought and I was forced to drink it. We have indeed had a problem with our borehole water the water was black but now we have clean water,” Ruto told the meeting.