William Ruto, a presidential candidate, has recently positioned himself as a devout Christian.
He is known for using biblical analogies in his speeches to persuade voters that if they elect him as President in the upcoming General Election, the country will be in good hands.
The front-runner for the 2022 presidential election has quoted incorrect and non-existent Bible texts on many occasions, raising questions about his spiritual character.
Ruto quoted the erroneous Bible scripture during the 19th National Prayer Day at Safari Park, while calling for a peace to halt the bad blood between him and President Uhuru Kenyatta. Instead of Roman 3:23, he quoted Isaiah 1:18.
On Sunday, the Deputy President once again missed the mark when he invoked a passage that does not exist while imploring Kenyans to understand what their leaders would do for them if they voted for them.
William Ruto, the front-runner for the 2022 presidential race, read Matthew Chapter 17 verses 29 during an interview with NTV.
“I am aware that you are a devout Christian. I believe it is in Mathew chapter 17 verse 29. When his (Jesus’) disciples followed him, they inquired if we had left our families and businesses. We used to be fishers, and now we’ve decided to follow you. What are the benefits to us?” As said by William Ruto.
However, a quick check revealed that Mathew Chapter 17 finishes at verses 27.
The second in charge wanted to quote verse 27 of Mathew Chapter 19.
“Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?” the Scripture says according to the New King James Version of the Bible.