First lady Rachel Ruto was treated to a birthday party while attending a church service in Karen, Nairobi province.
Rachel, who was accompanied by President William Ruto at Faith Evangelistic Family Church, was presented with a ruby necklace by the church’s evangelist, Teresa Wairimu.
Before she was given the rare gem, the First Lady was summoned to the altar where the pastor and choir stood.
Then she was told that the church had prepared something special to celebrate her birthday.
President William Ruto and First Lady Rachel Ruto will be received at Faith Evangelistic Church in Karen on November 20, 2022.
Another unidentified lady stated that Reverend Wairimu presented the First Lady with a rare gem that matched her to the gift.
The lady then read a special poem – dedicated to Rachel.
“I have referred to you as Queen Rachel, a special ruby. She is more precious than rubies and all things you could wish for. They are not like her – Proverbs 3:15.
“A ruby symbolizes deep wisdom, exquisite excellence, excessive love, true devotion and ardent passion. You are a precious ruby. You are a prayer warrior for the nation that has touched the heart of God. We celebrate you,” the poem read.
The lady then proceeded to crown the First Lady with the necklace as the congregation rose to celebrate.
Rachel even thanked the pastor as the choir burst into a birthday song to celebrate the First Lady.
Afterwards, Rev. Wairimu commented that Rachel was a special person to her and her church and revealed that she works in the church.
“She’s a colleague. She runs the plant department. All these plants you see are grown on her farm.
“When she’s not working in her house, she’s working on the farm on the flowers to take them to the Church of God,” Wairumu revealed.
The church service was also attended by Second Lady Pastor Dorcas Rigathi, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, among others.
President William Ruto addresses congregation members at the Faith Evangelistic Ministries in Karen, Nairobi County on Sunday, November 20.
William Samoi Ruto
From left: Senate President Amason Kingi, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and her husband Kamotho Waiganjo during a church service in Karen on Nov. 20, 2022.