‘Shilling has strengthened because of prayers’ – Rachel Ruto

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 14 Apr, 2024 15:21 | 2 mins read
Rachel Ruto condoles with families of guests swept away by floods in Makueni
First Lady Rachel Ruto speaking at Kasarani Stadium during celebrations of 14 years of the Joyful Women Organisation (JoyWo). PHOTO/X(@MamaRachelRuto)

First Lady Rachel Ruto has heaped praises on the government's unwavering commitment to prayer saying it has contributed to the regime's success.

Speaking during the launch of the empowerment projects for women youth and people with disabilities in Kajiado, the First Lady said the government has resiliently overcome challenges through prayers.

She also referred to how prayers have contributed to the stabilization of the Kenyan shilling against the dollar.

"Wakati tulikua na kiangazi tulienda tukaomba Mungu akatupatia mvua, tumeona shlingi yetu ikipata nguvu, shilingi ilikua imeenda mpaka 130 ilikua inaelekea mpaka 165, siku moja ikarudi mpak ikafika 145, siku ingine ikafika 135, 130 na bado inarudi nyuma. Niwaulize kama si Mungu huyo ni nani?" she posed.

"When there was drought we went to God in prayer and he sent rain, we have seen the shilling strengthening against the dollar from 165 to 160, it kept reducing to 145, 135, 130 and it's still going down. Let me ask who has done that if not God?"

Rachel Ruto also asserted that Kenyans should be grateful for prayers as they shape the progress of a country.

"Yesterday I was telling some people that I have had the opportunity to travel to other countries in the world and other African countries. When we have meetings, there are usually no prayers conducted. Let us never take it for granted that in a state function, we can have prayers. You may take it for granted but it is not usual," she added.

The First Lady further called on clerics to continue praying for the country to help stabilise its economy and maintain peace and unity.

Mama Rachel is well known for her ardent devotion to consistent prayers.

Recently, the First Lady sparked debate online after she announced plans to set up a prayer committee for Kenyan police officers being deployed to Haiti.

Rachel insisted that the officers should not be deployed without being prayed for as it was vital for their safety and success.

"I have been held up in a meeting with some clergy friends of mine for two days discussing the issues of Haiti because we felt as the national alter that we cannot allow our police to go to Haiti without prayer So they have been strategising on a spiritual solution for our police and people of Haiti," she said.

"We had pastors from Haiti and America and we are seeing how these three countries can come together to pray because we believe that with prayer everything is possible."