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First Lady Rachel reveals how Ruto won the presidency attributing him to the proverbial tortoise

First Lady Rachel reveals how Ruto won the presidency attributing him to the proverbial tortoise that beat other faster animals in a race.

First Lady Rachel Ruto has attributed President William Ruto’s victory in the August 9 General Election to his decision to ignore skeptics and detractors during campaigns.  

Rachel Ruto was speaking in Kamagut during an interdenominational prayer and thanksgiving ceremony on Sunday.

“At the height of the campaigns, at one point when the criticism against his presidential ambition was boiling, I asked him what we would do because the sneers at him were too much. But he said he would never focus on the critics since his eyes were fixed on the presidency,” she told the congregation.

President Ruto was compared by the First Lady to the adage about the turtle winning a race over speedier animals.

She also compared the President to a deaf runner who, in spite of jeers and sneers from other rivals, concentrated on the prize and won the race.

The First Lady congratulated Kenyans from all around the nation for contributing significantly to President Ruto’s win, citing various biblical stories in her remarks.

“Kenyans supported Ruto to capture the Presidency and I am appealing to them to remain focused because our country is bountiful and its economy will improve soon,” she stated.

 “There should be synergy among leaders and locals in addressing challenges facing the country. Solutions to Kenya’s current economic hardships and environmental challenges require a collective responsibility,” she said.

The ceremony was also attended by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s wife Pastor Dorcas Wanjiku and several local leaders led by Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii and his Elgeyo Marakwet counterpart Wisley Rotich.

The First Lady also asked Kenyans to prepare for the Hustlers Fund to be launched by President Ruto on December 1.

She also called on governors and other leaders to conduct public awareness among women and youth groups to enable them to make prudent use of the Hustlers Fund to transform their lives.

 She said this will enable locals to come up with profitable business ventures.

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