Deputy President William Ruto has sought President Uhuru Kenyatta’s forgiveness saying he may have fallen short of his expectations during their time in office.
Speaking during the annual National Prayer Breakfast meeting, DP Ruto said, “I Know that serving as Deputy President I may have fallen short of the expectations of my Boss President Uhuru, my good friend, I ask for your forgiveness.”
DP Ruto said it has been a privilege and honour to serve under President Uhuru, saying he will treasure the moments.
“To my friend, President Uhuru Kenyatta, as you head to retirement it is my prayer that God will give you every aspiration of your heart and make it possible for you to enjoy the legacy that you have built and to enjoy peace during the time God will give you, that’s my prayer,” He said.
He said has has forgiven those who may have wronged him saying he wants Kenyans to go to the forthcoming election free of debt.
“To the great people of the Kenya, I know we have tried our best. We may not have done as much as you expected of us. We have failed in some areas. We have not been as united as we should have been. We ask and specifically myself, I ask for your forgiveness,” He said.
Ruto said they will do everything possible to ensure the election is peaceful saying, “I believe whoever will be elected in the August election, it will be the will of God. We will respect God’s will as expressed by the people of Kenya.”
And in a break with protocol the Deputy President invited Martha Karua, in the absence of Azimio La Umoja Presidential candidate Raila Odinga to make some remarks much to the appreciation of those present.
Karua said she was there representing Raila and called on all leaders to commit to a peaceful election in August.
“Our constitution acknowledges the supremacy of God. I pray that after this prayer, our action will match our words, let’s compete with ideas and not insults. Let’s embrace value driven campaigns. Prayers without action are not real,” She said.