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PHOTO: President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto singing a hymn during the National Breakfast Prayer Meeting

Kenya: On Thursday Kenya National Prayer Breakfast was punctuated with laughter and light moments as the country’s top leadership, fiery
politicians and ordinary Kenyans humbled themselves before God.

Deputy President William Ruto left everybody in stiches as he announced that his boss, President
Uhuru Kenyatta had agreed to hum one of his Sunday school best to the congregation.

“As I sat with these people around there, (pointing the table he was sharing with Uhuru and First Lady
Margret Kenyatta) I asked whether any of them had not gone to Sunday school and everybody said they
went. So I asked the President whether he can sing a song which he learnt in Sunday school and he
promised that he will,” said Ruto.

“So Mr President, you know we agreed, come with your song,” he concluded.

But Uhuru, who readily agreed to sing the famed ‘Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine’ to everybody’s
amazement, jokingly remarked that he was considering skipping the event next year.

“This man,” Uhuru said, laughing and pointing at Ruto.

At the same event last year, Ruto caused mirth as he narrated how Chief of Defence Forces General
Julius Karangi objected to their kneeling down for prayers at their inauguration.

He said Karangi told him there was no way the Commander in Chief of
the Defence Forces was going to kneel down when the soldiers were standing.

Not amused

“But we agreed with the President to ignore him and tell the pastor to announce that we would kneel
down for prayers. When that time came, I saw his eyes (Karangi) and he was not amused,” said Ruto.

Yesterday, Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa also left the audience laughing as he read Proverbs 25:6-7,
cautioning people against exalting themselves before the King.

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