Gachagua: Last Prayer Breakfast was very toxic, full of hatred
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has reflected on 2022’s National Prayer Breakfast now terming it as a “toxic affair full of hatred”.
Speaking during this year’s event at Safari Park, the Deputy President said at the time, President William Ruto, then Deputy President, was facing “prosecution”. “He could not sit at the same table with his boss”.
“Last Prayer Breakfast here was a very toxic affair full of hatred. When we were trying to align people around the president we were persuaded that the lady who had removed the chair must be shown the door. But as we speak today she still works,” Gachagua said.
“Against the expectations of many people who witnessed his persecution, they expected him to go hammer and tongs after his tormentors but the Bible has taught us forgiveness.”
Last year’s event was held in the midst of a politically charged country ahead of the August polls.
Ruto and his then-boss Uhuru Kenyatta’s discord was displayed publicly as they avoided seating next to each other.
Uhuru who previously shared a table with his deputy and speakers of the National Assembly and Senate sat at a different table.
He shared his table with Chief Justice Martha Koome and then-Attorney General Paul Kihara.
Ruto, on the other hand, shared his table with then-speakers Kenneth Lusaka and Justin Muturi.
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