A pastor who was praying for Deputy President William Ruto and his running mate, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, mistakenly referred to the Kenya Kwanza coalition as Kenya Kwisha.
The pastor, Jane Wairimu of AIC Maragua, caught the crowd by surprise when she called Kenya Kwanza, Kenya Kwisha, with some of the leaders who were seated in the front being unable to hold back laughter.
Ruto and Gachagua were standing in front of the crowd when the pastor made the mistake. She hurriedly ended her prayers as various leaders giggled.
Pastor Jane Wairimu of AIC Maragwa during the Kenya Kwanza Women Charter at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, on Friday, June 10, 2022.
Courtesy “We want to come into agreement with the Kenya Kwisha, I mean Kenyan Kwanza women that every handwriting has been erased,” the pastor stated.
She went ahead to encourage the presidential duo and ended her prayers hurriedly although the audience was still giggling from her mistake.
The DP was the chief guest at the UDA Women Charter signing event held at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.
The event has been referred to as a move to neutralise the wave created by Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential running mate, Martha Karua.
On Thursday, June 9, Kenya Kwanza Coalition urged media houses to send an all-woman crew to cover the event.
According to the coalition, the request to deploy all-female crews is part of celebrating the role women play in various industries in the country.
“We encourage your Media House/Online News Blogs to deploy a Women Crew as we seek to celebrate and highlight the important role played by women in all sectors,” UDA Communications Director, Wanjohi Githae, said in a media invite.
Deputy President William Ruto (left) and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua being ushered to ACK St Paul’s Mother Church in Kabete.
File During the launch of the UDA Women’s League, Ruto reiterated that UDA is relying on the support of women to win the August 9 polls.
“UDA is a women’s party. It has the largest representation of women across the board. All opinion polls indicate UDA is the most popular party in Kenya and has a record majority of women,” Ruto stated.