June 18, 2024

Rachel Ruto discloses source of funds used to fund Benny Hinn crusade

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Rachel Ruto discloses source of funds used to fund Benny Hinn crusade

First Lady Rachel Ruto dismisses reports Benny Hinn crusade at Nyayo Stadium is funded by the government

First Lady Rachel Ruto dismisses reports Benny Hinn crusade at Nyayo Stadium is funded by the government.

Speaking while addressing a congregation at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, the spouse of President William Ruto said that Kenyan churches organized and provided all of the funding for the crusade. 

She therefore downplayed claims that said taxpayer funds were used to pay for the multi-million conference. 

“The church has fully funded all that was needed to make the crusade a success,” Rachel Ruto remarked.

Rachel Ruto thanked Benny Hinn for agreeing to the church’s desire to visit Kenya and praised the churches for their efforts in bringing the planned crusade to fruition.

 The First Lady claims that she met the televangelist in Florida, USA, and that she seized the opportunity to persuade him to visit Kenya.

“I thank Benny Hinn for accepting our request to come to Kenya. I can tell you it is a big honour. When I met him in Florida he told me he had stopped going out of America,” the First Lady narrated.

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“It has been 23 years since Benny Hinn has been to this nation and I know he has many invitations from all over the world. We are very grateful that he has stepped into the soil of Kenya and because of that, he has also stepped into Africa,” she added.

On February 13, the steering committee responsible for organising the crusade dismissed allegations made by a section of the public that Benny Hinn’s conference was stated-funded.

“The event has been organised, funded and coordinated by the churches of Kenya, which include both mainstream and evangelical churches in Kenya,” Archbishop Harrison Ng’ang’a, the committee lead, stated.

“I do not believe that the government funds religious activities. We understand the importance of maintaining public confidence and we want to reassure Kenyans that their taxes will not be used for this event,” he added.

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