Kenya: I Was Prayed Into Victory – President Elect William Ruto

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Nairobi — Deputy President William Ruto has attributed his presidential victory to prayers, saying it would have not been possible to surmount the challenges he faced without divine intervention.

Speaking shortly after he was declared President Elect at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, Ruto said “I was prayed to victory.”

Ruto has often declared his Christian faith in public and has not shied away from openly expressing his emotions occasionally telling his opponents he had more to thank God for.

The first time Kenyans saw him cry publicly during a prayer session was after he and his then political ally President Uhuru Kenyatta won the 2013 General Election.

Just recently before Kenyans went to vote on the 9th of August, DP Ruto’s photos and a video of him praying and praising during prayers trended on social media after he was seen fighting tears.

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“I have been prayed into victory. We were working against the odds, but I must confess it is God,” he said.

“I want to thank members of my team starting with my wife and family and many other prayer warriors in Kenya.”

Ruto was declared President-Elect after sailing past the ’50 per cent plus one’ constitutional threshold that requires a winner in a presidential election to garner 50 per cent of votes cast and an additional vote to avoid a runoff.

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate garnered 7,176,141 (50.49 per cent) votes beating his closest challenger, Azimio’s Raila Odinga, who managed 6,942,930 votes (48.85 percent).