Deputy President William Ruto’s wife Rachel Ruto has narrated how borehole water at their family home in Karen, Nairobi miraculously turned clean after her prayers last week.
Addressing a group of church leaders who visited the deputy president’s official Karen residence on Thursday, Rachel said they have been purifying the water since the borehole was drilled in 2003, which gives them a headache as the expensive purifying machines keep on breaking down.
“I know there are many people who live in Karen, and at least for us, where we live, we drilled a borehole in 2003. When the water was taken to the lab for testing, they told us we could not drink that water unless it was purified,” Rachel said as quoted by The Standard.
She added: “So my husband, the Deputy President, went into a venture and bought very expensive purifying machines, and that is what we have been doing. Purifying the water all the time before we can drink or use it. And I kept wondering because you could actually see the impurities in the water.”
Rachel said the machines malfunctioned recently and they had to call their team from Eldoret to come and purify the water but it turned dirty barely a week later and their worker at the residence was getting frustrated.
“I kept wondering, am I worthy to do what Elisha did? Just to go pray for this water? But you know I kept thinking, maybe I need a pastor. Maybe I need a prophet. Maybe I need somebody else. And the Lord just kept reminding me about that [scripture]. On Wednesday last week, which is our day of prayer and fasting, I went to the office for a meeting then went for prayers and thought: Let me go to the residence and see what is happening,” he recounted.
“When I got there, the Lord reminded me about that water. You know what I did? I went to the kitchen, took a bowl, put salt, and went to the borehole. I went and decreed the words of Elisha. I said, ‘this water, will never be dirty again’ and I sprayed the water around the borehole.”
Rachel says she left for the official residence but she visited the home the next day, and later Friday when she realized the water was looking clean.
“On Friday, I went back to the residence, the other side and I had some guests there. I saw the water was looking different! I waited till the guests had left and called our worker. I asked, Shadrack, what happened to the water? He told me, ‘Mom, I don’t know what happened to the water, the water is now clean!’” narrated Rachel.
“He also told me, “Mom, I’m not even taking water through the purification machine. I’m just pumping it from the borehole to the tank, and we started giving God thanks. Yesterday I was there; the water is still clean!”
Ruto, who is seeking to succeed President Kenyatta, also confirmed the same even as he thanked his wife for being the family’s prayer warrior.
“I was in our bedroom last Friday and I heard shouts from downstairs and I was wondering what the problem was but then there was this water that was being brought and I was forced to drink it. It is true we have had a problem with our borehole water, in fact, the water was black but now we have clean water,” Ruto told the meeting.