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President Ruto on Sunday invited members of the clergy to consecrate State House, the official residence of the president of Kenya.
This was after the president hosted a prayer and thanksgiving service in the precincts of State House following his recent trip to New York, where he attended the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Speaking during the prayer service, Ruto requested the clerics who attended the mass to pray, cleanse and bless the residence previously occupied by his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta for 10 years.
“After this service, please don’t leave. There will be part two of this service, which isn’t as organized as Part One…I want you all to speak a word of blessing around this compound. And those who can speak in tongues, please speak in tongues around this compound,” said Ruto as quoted by People Daily.
“I’ll ask 30 to 40 members of the clergy to pray over this building (State House). To you all, don’t be in a hurry to leave. Walk around State House as you pray in tongues. Let everyone know that we are finally here.”
He added: “Goliath was there, in full armor. We were told that the deep state will stop our bid, but God saw us through...We are here today because of God and prayer. Kenya is being celebrated across the world for [holding] a peaceful and transparent election.”
On her part, First Lady Rachel Ruto said the doors of State House will always be open to members of the clergy under Ruto’s presidency, adding that such thanksgiving services will be held on a regular basis.
"I want to tell the church that this is not the last service we are having, you will be coming here month after month to give thanks to the Lord for doing us good. When the Lord answers your prayer, you go to give thanks and we will not do it just once; we will keep coming to this altar that the fathers have laid here today in the State House,” she said.
“As an intercessor, I am very excited, I feel the doors have been opened. Thank you so much to our president for allowing us intercessors to walk into this compound today to pray, we are very excited.”
Ghaii. Ruto you are not the first one to occupy state house. Even those before you were put there by god, assuming god is preoccupied with affairs of men. Work the economy & give us material food. We know where to go for spiritual food
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep balance, you must keep moving."
- Albert Einstein
It is almost 60 years since we achieved our political independence. What we have not yet achieved is our "economic" or "religious Independence."
After going through a "marathon brainwashing system," we should by now realize that religion is a byproduct of people's language, culture, and history. What does this mean? Simply, you cannot call yourself free if you still use a foreign name, language, and culture imposed upon you and your ancestors during the darkest moments of our human history called slavery or colonialism.
Let us not forget that we are not the only people to be colonized! The people of India were colonized by the same people who colonized Kenya for about 200 years. What is different is that the Indians still have their ancestral names, language, religion unlike us! However, they acquired technology and focused on MELTAS (mathematics, engineering, languages, technology, agriculture, sciences) that, they now manufacture their own automobiles, and other technological gadgets manufactured by the so called "developed nations," and possess nuclear weapons.
The teaching of religion in our schools should cease immediately and a new subject called "Critical Thinking Skills” introduced as a substitute. The goal should be to emphasize the importance of stressing two fundamental constructs: responsibility and accountability in our daily lives. The final product should be a new nation of Kenyans, devoid of corruption, bribery, or the insatiable greed and arrogance openly displayed among our leaders in both the public and private sectors of our nation.
If prayers brought immediate changes in our daily lives and nation, with all the prayers being said every day, Kenya by now would have become a real and true living "paradise" on planet earth.
Prayers belong to the "department of superstition." Responsibility and accountability will rescue our nation from the current challenging situation
We should not mix religion and politics. We have other Kenyans who aren't Christians and one day will become president. Ruto should not pretend to be more playful than others. He can build a chapel in his own property but not public institutions.
Speak in tongues why to appear more genuine .Why people think that is an accomplishment is beyond me.Others become hysterical mumbling around loudly for what ? wazimu tu 🙈
I guess after all the stealing and known corruption Ruto could be among the two thieves at the cross.
RELIGION IN OUR STATE HOUSE
Not all Kenyans are psychological slaves of foreign religions. Keep your personal belief system private and confidential: not for public ostentation.
Before I freed myself from the bondage of a foreign and slave-based religion brought to Kenya by the colonialists, I read in Matthew 6: 6-8 which says:
" But when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of many words. Do not be like them, for your father knows what you need before you ask him."
Everybody in Kenya does not believe in your foreign religion. In case you did not learn in the schools that you attended, there are an estimated 10,000 distinct religions in the worldwide. You are entitled to your religion and your immediate family members.
Please, don't subject the people of Kenya to your personal
religious belief system and keep our state house free from any foreign religious indoctrination.
In conclusion, religion is a byproduct of peoples’ culture, history, and language. Personally, I like the Hindu religion (although I am not a Hindu follower) simply for one reason: they do not proselytize or make other religions feel inferior to theirs.