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Politician Ayub Savula emulates Jesus, baptised at River Jordan Israel

By Sammy Waweru January 30th, 2023 2 min read

Kakamega Deputy Governor Ayub Savula is on an Israel trip, and photos of the politician being baptised at River Jordan have since caught the attention of the netizens.

Taking to his social media account, Mr Savula has revealed he was immersed in water over the weekend at the same place Jesus was baptized.

“Kakamega county deputy Governor H.E. Hon. Ayub Savula was baptised at River Jordan in Israel, same spot where Jesus Christ was baptised by John the Baptist,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

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Three photos were attached to the message showing two men, a white and a black man, seen jovially baptising the deputy county boss.

“Hon. Savula was baptised by Rev. Father Alexander A. Don,” further reads the post.

“Mark 16:16 whoever believes and is baptized will be saved but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”

The post has since generated mixed reactions, with some of his followers urging him to emulate Jesus Christ’s footsteps.

“So we expect you to be as holy as Jesus Christ nisisikie ukitusi watu,” Blessed Lazarus commented.

Others hilariously congratulated him following the move, stating the step is the beginning of Savula quitting alcohol and a ticket to heaven.

“Hope umewachana na whiskey kiongozi?” Robin Mugami posed.

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Nevertheless, Labile Kamuti criticized Savula’s tour, noting during the 2022 general elections, Kenyans elected tourists instead of leaders who should instead serve them.

“We elected tourists, after Ruto leaving to Senegal, now Deputy Governors have decided to go and be baptized in the same river they heard Jesus was baptized.”

Politicians not only in Kenya and the African continent but across the globe are known for their sweet talk to win the electorate’s hearts.

Savula is known for capturing headlines. From when he was in the media industry to joining parliament, he is known for his theatrics.

In March 2013, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Lugari Constituency for the first time.

Mr Savula retained the seat in the 2017 general elections, and in 2022 he deputised former senate speaker Ken Lusaka who vied for Kakamega governorship on a Ford-Kenya ticket and won.

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