First Lady Rachel Ruto on Wednesday night hosted a thanksgiving dinner at the Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi to celebrate Kenya Kwanza administration's one year in office.
The event was attended by Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, Environment Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya, and Nominated Senator Veronica Maina among other high-ranking government officials.
Rachel Ruto said the leaders gathered at the historic grounds "to give thanks for the blessings the Lord has bestowed on us in this first year of this administration" despite the challenging past year.
"The last year has been challenging, but God has watched over us," Rachel said in a statement.
"We are most grateful to the Most High God for what He has done; it is indeed marvellous in our eyes. As a people, we choose to be counted with the one ‘leper’ that came back to Jesus to say thank you. (Luke 17:15) We are grateful to God!"
At the same time, the First Lady called on all the elected leaders to serve the nation with dedication.
"To all the elected leaders, let us go back to the grassroots and serve the people of Kenya," she added.
We gathered tonight at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi to give thanks for the blessings the Lord has bestowed on us in this first year of this administration. The last year has been challenging, but God has watched over us. pic.twitter.com/i8dmK3xgj9— Mama Rachel Ruto, EGH (@MamaRachelRuto) September 13, 2023
President William Ruto was sworn into office on September 13, 2022.
He served in the previous administration of Uhuru Kenyatta as deputy president.
Even as Ruto's administration marks one year in office, it has been a mixed bag of fortunes as the government is yet to fulfil most of its campaign promises.
For instance, the cost of living remains high despite the pledge to lower prices of basic commodities in the Kenya Kwanza administration's 100 days in office.
The Head of State has also been accused of increasing public debts despite the pledge to reduce it, high and insensitive taxation and skewed appointments.
Some of the administration's hits include the creation of the Hustler Fund, construction of low-cost housing, payment of pending bills and review of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).