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What KOT made of Bishop Silas Yego’s ‘brown envelope’ at State House

By Freya Wanjiku September 17th, 2022 2 min read

Retired Bishop Silas Yego has excited Kenyans online after being pictured with a brown envelope when he paid a courtesy call on First Lady Rachel Ruto at State House.

The curious brown envelope was clearly visible in one of the pictures the First Lady shared on Twitter after the meeting.

“It was a delight to host Retired Bishop Silas Yego of the African Inland Church (AIC) at State House, Nairobi. 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,” the First Lady tweeted.

Kenyans online have since been speculating what may have been inside the brown envelope.

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Bishop Yego was a popular public figure during the tenure of the late President Daniel Arap Moi, who was a worshipper in the African Inland Church (AIC).

Bishop Yego is the third clergyman to be hosted by the First Lady at State House this week. On Tuesday, Mama Rachel hosted the Zimbabwe’s Divine Kingdom Baptist Ministries senior pastor Dr Ian Ndlovu and his wife.

On the same day, Mama Rachel also hosted prophet Victor Kusi from the Power Chapel Worldwide in Ghana.

Dr Ndlovu famously prophesied Dr Ruto’s victory in last month’s election.

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“God’s will is to use a son of Kenya whose first name is Bill and the other name has initial ‘R’,” Dr Ndlovu said in one of his prophesies.

He also criticized the former President Uhuru Kenyatta for sideling his then deputy, terming the fallout as “betrayal at the highest mountain in Kenya.”

However, the First Lady guests at State House is already a subject of debate among Kenyans, with renowned gospel singer Reuben Kigame saying Ruto’s administration overdoing religion.

“I think the Ruto administration is overdoing religion. While we acknowledge the hand of God in bringing us this far, presidency must observe Article 27 of the constitution,” Kigame said.

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