Saturday June 6, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto sought blessings from former Nandi supreme chief, Koitalel arap Samoei’s clan on Friday amidst storms in the ruling Jubilee Party.
In a ceremony that was meant to bless him, the DP was crowned by the Talai clan and given a special baton as a sign of trust in his leadership by the Kalenjin community.
The brief event which was conducted by the respected clan in Kapsisiywa, Nandi County, began at 7am in the morning with elders bestowing blessings upon the second in command.
They also clad him in traditional attire synonymous with his stature before they proceeded to hand over a symbolic leadership stick which the elders said will act as a guide in his future political aspirations.
According to impeccable sources who were present during the event, the DP traveled without his hawk eyed security officers and was said to have thanked the elders and assured them of great plans ahead for his political career.
He was only accompanied by MPs Caleb Kositany (Soy), Wilson Kogo (Chesumei), Julius Melly (Tinderet), Governors Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu) and his Nandi counterpart, Stephen Sang.
The Kenyan DAILY POST