Sometimes, politicians do certain things that constituents can easily overlook. But when a nation’s second citizen gets sloppy with details, the public would notice.
That is what happened to Kenya deputy president, William Ruto, over the weekend when he was caught off base in quoting bible verses, especially a particular scripture verse that does not exist in the Bible.
He made the GAF while responding to remarks by Central Organization of Trade Unions boss, Francis Atwoli who said he would never be president. Ruto is said to have quoted a Bible verse which spoke along the lines of “seeking the kingdom of God.”
Some say Ruto’s message was strong and solid, but that the Bible verse he quoted does not exist in the Bible.
The deputy president meant to quote Matthew chapter 6 verse 33 which states: “but seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Ruto is said to be very big on his religion and has consistently mentioned god in most of his public addresses.
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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup
Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako. The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.
Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.
The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy. The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.
Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.
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