Deputy President William Ruto was left in tears after a poem was read by a young girl during his Kenya Kwanza tour in Nakuru county.
Ruto who was addressing the crowd in Kuresoi could not help it as the teenager Doreen Cheptoo, alias Chibudi Chibude delivered her poem dubbed 'My dear President to be'.
The poem praised and urged Ruto to 'arise and shine for the glory of God' as he seeks the state's top seat ahead of the August 9 polls.
"Dr Somoei Ruto, my president to be, my prayer and wish are you climb to the top so that you may glorify the Lord you have been serving....for the churches you have built, for the hustlers you have lifted, we say arise for the glory of the Lord has risen upon you," part of the poem read.
Ruto was accompanied by ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang'ula, Nakuru senator Susan Kihika, among other leaders.