In his brief visit to The African Church of The Holy Spirit in Malava, Ruto gave the presiding pastor at the church a car, before he proceeded to the Kakamega streets where he spoke to traders.
The Deputy President was joined by a number of leaders, among them Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa, Kiambu MP and former Kakamega Senator, Boni Khalwale.
The locals were happy with DP Rutoâ€™s move of gifting the priest a car, saying he is a good leader since he is not religiously biased.
Dressed in the African Church of The Holy Spirit Uniform, DP Ruto urged the congregation to support the bottom up economic model, as he claimed it is in the bible and quoted a number of scriptures that he claimed make reference to it.
â€œI want to tell you that bottom up is in the word of God, and if you want to prove it, read the book of Psalms 133:7-8,â€ Ruto remarked.
The church’s faithfuls were grateful to the DP, with one of them thanking him for “visiting our little known church”.
Ruto urged the congregation to support him in his bid to be president in 2022, as he is determined to start from the grassroots.
â€œWe want our nation to uplift the jobless, the small farmers and those who are in small businesses to be on the same level with the rest,â€ the DP concluded.
Rutoâ€™s visit comes just days after the Anglican Church and the Catholic church banned politicians from making political statements on their church pulpits.
The directive was supported by a majority of Kenyans. They argued that many politicians have politicized the pulpit, and use it to spread hate speech instead of preaching the word of God.
Several leaders supported the move to bar politicians from the church dais, and the deputy president was one of them.