Deputy president William Ruto is yet again at the centre of controversy after he quoted a bible verse that does not exist.
In an interview with NTV on sunday 12th June, the DP quoted a verse in the bible to explain how disciples of jesus asked him what he has for them given that they had left what they were doing to earn a living to follow him.
“In Mathew 17: 29, when the disciples of Jesus Christ were following Him, they asked Him; ‘we have left our families, we have le left our businesses. We used to be fishermen, we have come to follow you, what is in it for us?” Dp Ruto stated.
The above bible verse quoted by Ruto is non-existent, the book of Matthew 17 ends in verse 27.
The bible message the DP quoted was from Matthew 19 verse 27 which says;”Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you. What then will be there be for us”.
The mishap had degenerate into a war of words on social media with his opponents hitting out at him.
The second in command, who fashioned himself as God fearing man was disparaged by a section of kenyans including leaders allied to Raila’s Azimio la Umoja coalition.
Reacting on the video of DP Ruto quoting the verse, Kitui governor Charity Ngilu said” Mathew chapter 17 ends at verse 27,praise the lord”. More