Kenya deputy president, William Ruto, says he is the greatest fan of President Yoweri Museveni because he has a vision for the East African Community.
Ruto is in Uganda for a National Prayer Breakfast that got underway at Hotel Africana Thursday morning under the theme: “The Joy Of Serving.”
“I am a great fan of President Museveni, has vision for EAC region, a vision larger than his country,” Ruto said.
Ruto said he can see clearly where EAC governments are going as far as the integration is concerned.
“I am a very proud East African.”
He asked East Africans to be faithful stewards to that which God has entrusted them to serve.
Quoting Luke 16:13 on leadership, Ruto said God speaks through the voice of the people.
He also quoted a German saying, “the voice of the people is the voice of God” to drive his point home.
Ruto revealed that his grandparents at some moment lived in Uganda.
“We are one people with one destiny. I’m at home not a foreign land.”
“It is a privilege to be invited to this very important event. As a Christian I know the value of prayer,” he said.
Ruto arrived in the country last evening and was welcomed by the Kenyan High Commissioner to Uganda, Geoffrey Okanga, Uganda Security minister, Mary Karoro Okurut, and Finance Planning minister, David Bahati.
According to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, Ruto was chosen to deliver a key note address because of his strong religious background that is not known by many yet it is so inspiring.
Kadaga describes Ruto as a man who has cut the image of a hardened political mobiliser gifted in the powers of oration.