President-elect William Ruto’s mother, Mama Sarah Cheruiyot, has attributed her son’s victory in the presidential petition to God and hard work.
Speaking to KTN News after the Supreme Cout upheld Ruto’s win on Monday, Mama Sarah said she was delighted that the will of the Kenyan people had prevailed.
“I thank God for being with us. I have nothing more to say because God has answered our prayers,” she said at her Kamagut home in Turbo, Uasin Gishu County.
When asked how she was feeling before the Supreme Court delivered its verdict, Cheruiyot said: “I slept at peace and left all the burden to my Lord.”
Mama Sarah described the president-elect as a go-getter whose journey to State House started in the early 1990s. She said elders in Uasin Gishu County noticed leadership attributes in the then-young Ruto.
“My son has always been on the move. I recall [in the early 1990s] when elders came and asked us to allow him to join politics. Since then, he has always moved up the ladder until now, when he has been confirmed as president-elect,” she said.
Adding: “I thank God for being with him. I thank Kenyans for voting for him. This fete wouldn’t have been possible with prayers only.”
“I’m now urging Ruto to work for Kenyans who believed in him and voted for him as the country’s fifth president.”