President William Ruto on Sunday, September 25 asked 40 preachers to consecrate State House Nairobi.
The Head of State, who had just returned from UK and US trips, hosted hundreds of congregants at State House for a thanksgiving, prayer service and lunch.
Ruto said he was dedicating State House to God for “hoisting me to presidency”.
“After this [fellowship] service, please don’t leave. There is lunch for all of you,” he said shortly after the morning prayer service.
“There will be Part Two of this service, which isn’t as organized as Part One. [In the second session], I want you all to speak a word of blessing around this compound. And those who can speak in tongues, please speak in tongues around this compound,” said Ruto.
“I’ll ask 30 to 40 members of the clergy to pray over this building (State House). To you all, don’t be in a hurry to leave. Walk around State House as you pray in tongues. Let everyone know that we are finally here.”
Responding to Ruto’s request, Bishop Mark Kariuki, who presided over the morning fellowship, said: “You’ve heard the president inviting us to walk all over this place to purify it. When we (the clergy) walk around State House, we’ll declare this ground purified. Any evil altar that may have been raised here will be paralyzed in the name of Jesus Christ. We are more than 40 preachers. We’ll pray for this place until all the hiding evil forces are driven out.”
First Lady Rachel Ruto suggested that the anointing session would be led by Bishop Mark Kariuki, who is the overseer and the presiding bishop of the Deliverance Church.
Others are Bishop JB Masinde of the Deliverance Church Umoja, Bishop Arthur Kitonga of the Redeemed Gospel Church and Apostle Joe Kayo of the Deliverance Church, among others.
“This is not the last service you are having here at State House Nairobi. You will be coming here month after month, month after month,” said Mrs Ruto.
President Ruto, in his speech, said he was “prayed into victory on August 9”, and has every reason to thank God for his new status.