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Ruto asks farmers ‘to pray’ for bumper harvest

President William Ruto has issued a challenge to farmers, urging them to dedicate their efforts to God in order to enhance their production.

While commending his government as a regime led by God-fearing leaders, the Head of State emphasized the importance for farmers to maintain a close connection with God.

Dr Ruto emphasized that by cultivating a strong relationship with the Creator, farmers will witness prosperity in their endeavors, resulting in a potential doubling of their production.

“You cannot succeed as a farmer if you do not commit your efforts and hard work to God,” the President stated.

He shared his thoughts on August 13, 2023, while addressing the congregation of the Faith Evangelistic Ministry Church in Karen, Nairobi.

“This year, the country is anticipating a bumper maize harvest. Since assuming office, we have been praying to God to assist us in addressing food scarcity and hunger. This year, we experienced heavy rains, the most significant and sustained compared to the past five years,” the head of state elaborated.

Ruto has consistently demonstrated his commitment to matters of faith and religion.

The President is married to Rachel Ruto, a devout woman, who has been seen leading prayers for the country on multiple occasions.

His deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, also identifies himself as a Christian.

Mr Gachagua’s wife, Dorcas Gachagua, serves as a pastor.

During his tenure as Deputy President under the Jubilee administration led by former President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga, and his faction criticized Dr Ruto for his generous contributions to churches.

Mr Odinga and his political supporters demanded that Ruto disclose his wealth and its sources.

Ruto consistently donates millions of shillings to support churches, an act he maintains without any regrets due to his belief in God’s blessings.

Before venturing into politics, Dr Ruto was engaged in poultry farming in Uasin-Gishu County, his place of origin.

He attributes his journey of success to his strong foundation as a God-fearing individual.​

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