William Ruto’s State House has introduced compulsory fasting, every Wednesday starting today, for members of staff working for the Head of State.
According to reports, there will be no food provided and staff will not be allowed to come with anything to eat from the outside, on the premises, including flavored drinks, soda, or juices, and will include everyone, whether Christian or non-Christian.
President Ruto has publicly stated that Kenya is a Christian nation. Last month, he led prayers at the Nyayo Stadium to pray for rains, economic recovery, and the youth of Mt Kenya who have been struck by the scourge of alcoholism and drug abuse.
Some members of State House staff are said to be upset with the fasting directive but they cannot speak out publicly to air their complaints for fear of being victimized.