Speaking during a function while meeting with women leaders from Makueni County on Thursday, March 24, Rachel said the deputy president became rich through prayers and sharing.
While defending the UDA presidential flag bearer over his actions of giving out cash to churches and vulnerable Kenyans, Ruto’s wife said her husband developed the culture of giving since his childhood.
“His habit of donating to the churches is not something he started today. The Bible says that the hand that gives, is the one that receives,” William Ruto’s wife said.
This comes exactly a month after President Uhuru Kenyatta raised questions over the source of the money that his estranged deputy donates so generously.
Speaking at Sagana State Lodge where he met with the leaders from the vote-rich Mt Kenya region, Uhuru without mentioning Ruto’s name said it must worry everybody that ‘some people’ dish out huge sums of money in church gatherings and harambees.
The Head of State further warned religious leaders against receiving the monies terming them as proceeds of corruption.
“Church leaders should stop lying to Kenyans because they have received stolen money that was meant to construct the Arror and Kimwarer dams,” the president said.
However, Rachel Ruto further urged Ukambani residents to rally their support behind the deputy president, saying that her husband’s generosity should not be taken negatively.
“Let people not be bothered by his generosity. Yeye atapeana, atapeana, atapeana, hata mpaka hatakuwa nayo (He’ll continue donating funds to the church to the point where he’d have nothing else to donate),” William Ruto’s wife said.
This marks the first time the DP’s wife is publicly defending her spouse against incessant attacks over his donation to churches.
William Ruto is generally considered a wealthy and generous politician. No other politician is on record for donating huge amounts of cash in fundraisers and in churches like him.
Some of his well-known properties include a 22,000-acre estate, a 5-helicopter hangar, and a slew of private homes which are highly protected according to Interior CS Fred Matiang’i who detailed the DP premises guarded by police officers.