Ruto’s dig to opposition: Wachana na Sanballat and Tobiahs
President William Ruto has dismissed the opposition’s rallies as noise that will not deter his government from carrying out its development plans.
The president made the comments during the National Prayer Day at Nyanyo Stadium on Tuesday, where he compared the opposition leaders to Sanballat and Tobiahs, who opposed the building of the wall of Jerusalem.
In a reference to Nehemiah chapter four, which reads in part, ” Tobiah the Ammonite was with Sanballat. Tobiah said, “What do these Jews think they are building? If even a small fox climbed up on it, he would break down their wall of stones!”
The Head of State wanted nothing to do with the continuing opposition rallies. The political rallies have provided a platform for the opposition to question the legitimacy of the Kenya Kwanza government and hit back on some of the projects.
Ruto stated, “Let Sanballat and Tobiahs continue with whatever they are doing, but the will of God will be done.”
He also stated that God had opened financial doors for Kenya, enabling the country to request loans from international financial institutions.
The National Prayer Day was attended by First Lady Rachel Ruto, were among Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Second Lady Pastor Dorcas Gachagua, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, and Attorney General Justin Muturi among other leaders.
During the event, President Ruto urged all Kenyans to pray for the country to receive rain and blessings from God.
According to government estimates, over 4.3 million Kenyans urgently require food assistance, with those at risk of starvation mostly living in Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) counties. The prayer day was intended to bring the nation together to pray for divine intervention in these challenging times.