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WATCH: President-elect Ruto asks Kenyans to pray for Uhuru ahead of transition

By Wangu Kanuri September 5th, 2022 2 min read

President-Elect William Ruto has asked Kenyans to pray for a smooth transition of power.

Speaking in Nakuru during a thanksgiving mass, Ruto said, “I’d also request you in humility, to pray for President Uhuru Kenyatta even as he officiates the transition of power as he will be partly in charge. Pray for God to grant him wisdom and help him so that we have a smooth transition devoid of challenges, a peaceful one so that Kenya moves forward.”

Ruto also asked Kenyans to pray for the outgoing President to enjoy his retirement.

“Because we have a tradition in Kenya that every president that retires is accorded dignity and respect from Kenyans and that is how it will be with President Kenyatta,” he said.

Ruto also noted he had left Monday’s ruling in God’s hands and in Supreme Court judges for them to decide so that Kenya moves on.

The presidential election petition’s judgement will be delivered  on Monday.

The apex court is expected to either uphold or nullify Ruto’s win in the August 9 polls.

Ruto experienced a rocky relationship with his boss President Kenyatta in his second term in office.

President Kenyatta faulted Ruto for absconding his duties to concentrate on political campaigns.

The Head of State also openly campaigned for Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga whilst telling Kenyans not to elect Ruto because he was corrupt.

With their beef degenerating into abuses, the two leaders did not hide their discontent to each other in the public spheres and often exchanged words.

Still serving Kenyans with more of their drama, President Kenyatta in two different occasions snubbed his deputy and failed to shake hands with him while not shying away from hand shaking the other leaders.

On the other hand, Ruto and his political aides constantly called out on President Kenyatta accusing him of corruption and blaming him for the high cost of living.