Africa-Press – Kenya. Deputy President William Ruto’s wife, Rachel Ruto, shared a cryptic message to Kenya Kwanza supporters ahead of the final presidential results announcement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
During a church service in Karen on Sunday, August 14, Rachel stated she is hopeful the results would not be tampered with or changed to favour any of the presidential candidates.
Alluding to the Biblical story on King Solomon and two women claiming ownership of a baby after one of the babies was found dead, Rachael expressed confidence that IEBC, led by Wafula Chebukati, would announce the winner in the presidential race according to the tallied votes.
“We are praying that someone will not sleep on our baby and kill him. And let there be no exchange,” Rachael stated.
“There shall be no exchange in the name of Jesus!”
Rachel expressed optimism that her husband’s victory was imminent and asked the leaders allied to Kenya Kwanza and Ruto’s supporters to keep calm and wait for IEBC’s final announcement.
According to her, the electorates exercised their civic responsibility on Tuesday, August 9, and now it was time to guard the votes and ensure the tallying process was transparent.
“Our baby was born on August 9 (referring to Ruto’s win), but he has not been discharged from the hospital. Let us pray that the baby will be discharged safely to us (referring to the final announcement by IEBC on the presidential race),” Rachel stated.
On the other side, the second-in-command appreciated Kenyans who participated in the democratic process. He also lauded the leaders who had been declared winners by IEBC in various elective positions.
However, he steered away from succession politics, maintaining that IEBC would make the final call.
At a different Church service event, Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, called for peace amid the chaos witnessed at the National Tallying Centre located at the Bomas of Kenya.
“Lord, make us instruments of Thy peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, a union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy,” Raila prayed.
“We want to thank the Lord for having brought us so far, through election campaigns. Elections have been peaceful so far; we hope this peace will prevail even after elections.”