Church leaders advised to rush to State House for First Lady’s brown envelopes
Newly-sworn in Kakamega deputy governor Ayub Savula has advise Kakamega clergymen to find their way to State House and collect their brown envelope.
This after Retired Bishop Silas Yego was pictured with a brown envelope when he paid a courtesy call on First Lady Rachel Ruto at State House. Kenyans online have been speculating the brown envelope contained money.
“Kenyan pastors, bishops and choirs, State House is the place to visit and reap big. Bishop Yego walked into @StateHouseKenya empty handed to visit Rachel Ruto. He left a few minutes later with a big fat brown envelope. Kakamega Bishops like Olumasai and Titus Khamala. Its your time,” Savula tweeted.
While haring photos of the meetup, the First Lady said, “Bishop Silas, who officiated my wedding with William, is a father figure and we are grateful for his many years of service to the church and the nation.”
Bishop Yego is the third clergyman, the prayerful First Lady has hosted within the week.
A day after President William Ruto was sworn in as Kenya’s fifth president, the First Lady hosted Dr Ian Ndlovu, a Zimbabwean senior pastor from Divine Kingdom Baptist Ministries and his wife.
Shortly after, Mama Rachel hosted prophet Victor Kusi from the Power Chapel Worldwide in Ghana. She also hosted Zabron choir from Tanzania.
The choir is famed for their Mkono wa Bwana song which they sang during President Ruto’s inauguration.
Dr Ndlovu famously prophesied Dr Ruto’s victory in last month’s election.
He also criticized the former President Uhuru Kenyatta for sideling his then deputy, terming the fallout as “betrayal at the highest mountain in Kenya.”
These meetings with church leaders have become a subject of debate with some pointing an accusing finger at the First Lady for being “too religious”.