Ruto encourages Kenyans, politicians to adopt orphans from children’s homes
Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday Sepember 19 asked Kenyans of means to consider adopting orphaned children from children's homes.
Ruto was addressing congregants at the African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa Gathaitha church in Githunguri, Kiambu County.
In his address, the second in command pin pointed a case of a young girl who has been forced to live in a children's home in Kiambu county following the demise of her father and unfortunate sickness of her mother.
The girl, who he referred to as Njeri, was taken alongside her sibling to the orphanage by government officers since their bedridden mother could not provide for them.
Ruto, after pledging to give Njeri's family Ksh1m, tasked Kiambu woman representative Gathoni Wamuchomba to ensure that the family buys a piece of land and put up a decent house.
The 2022 presidential hopeful beseeched the congregants, politicians and Kenyans of means to consider being a blessing in the lives of orphaned children.
"I want request Kenyans that if you have an empty seat in your dining table, please take one of the children from the children's homes and make them your child. If you have an extra bedroom that does not have an occupant, please go to a children's home and take one angel as your own," he stated.
Ruto, who steered clear from politics, revealed that he currently lives with children that he did not sire with his wife, Rachael Ruto. He further donated Ksh300,000 to the children's home plus 100 sacks of maize from his farm, that he pledged to donate annually after every harvest.